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The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio

By Angela Daniels

September 8, 2016

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Project Description

Just a very simple take on traditional tie-dye. You don't always have to have different colors to get a fun look. For this polyester tablecloth from Walmart, I twisted and tied it up and popped it right into a dye bath of Rit DyeMore. Easy!


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

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  •   Metal tongs

  •   rubber bands

  •   stove pot

Step By Step

  1. A nice quality but inexpensive polyester tablecloth from Walmart in white.

  2. Like a traditional tie-dye technique, I simply pinched the center of the tablecloth and twisted and twister until I had rolled all the tablecloth into a "cinnamon roll" as I call it.

  3. Several rubberbands to keep the "cinnamon roll" package nice and tight. Remember that the rubberbands will create a barrier for the dye (in most cases) so the more bands, the more lines or "webs."

  4. I added a full bottle of Frost Grey DyeMore to a simmering stock pot of water.

  5. Because I happened to have a 1/2 bottle of Graphite DyeMore on hand, I added it as well- to create a more rich grey. This is totally optional. I'm not convinced it was necessary at all.

  6. And with metal tongs (plastic tongs would be dyed in the DyeMore bath), I dropped in my "cinnamon roll" of tablecloth. I let it sit over constant heat (brought to just below a boil) for about 15 minutes, checking and flipping it periodically until I achieved the color I was going for- a dark grey.

  7. A nice, thorough rinse in cold water until the water ran clear.

  8. Dried and ready for my Halloween get together!

  9. Check out the photo on how to do this step.




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