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Marbled Tie With Spray-bottle Dye

Marbled Tie With Spray-bottle Dye

Total Time Needed: Afternoon Or Evening

Try this unique tie-dye technique for a bright, beautiful T-shirt.

Materials

  • 100-percent-cotton T-shirt
  • Rubber bands
  • Buckets or dish tubs (4-quart minimum)
  • 2 or more colors of fabric dye
  • Salt (1 cup per dye bath)
  • Rubber bands and marbles and/or coins
  • Spray bottles and plastic squeeze bottles
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Latex gloves

Instructions

Marbled Tie With Spray-bottle Dye  - Step 1

1. Tie It

Place the shirt on top of a marble or coin, pinch it through the shirt layers, and twist. Secure it in place with a rubber band.

Marbled Tie With Spray-bottle Dye  - Step 2

2. Repeat this process all around the shirt with several more marbles--the more you use and the tighter you twist them, the more interesting your patterns will be.

Marbled Tie With Spray-bottle Dye  - Step 3

3. Dye It

Fill the bottles with the individually prepared dye baths and thoroughly spray your T-shirt. Hold the bottle close for more concentrated colors and farther away for more subtle coloring.

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