Beautiful Indigo Tie Dye Patterns Instruction

If there is only one color remains on the earth, what would you choose ? I will definitely choose blue. The color stands for sky and sparks imagination. And i have an activity about tie dye with my favorite color. Yeah, i think it is the best tie dye color. Usually I will try to make different patterns with different tie dye folding techniques. Maybe after a little learning, you can try to tie dye shirts since we have lots of white shirts, right ?

 

You may ask how to tie dye pattern here. As we know basic tie dye folding methods involves folding, stitching, binding, twisting, clamping and compressing to create pattern. It can produce beautiful tie dye patterns, and it’s interesting to see how easily you can change the pattern.

 

Rubber bands, cotton twine, clothespins, popsicle sticks, clamps, pairs of wooden shapes, pairs of plexiglass shapes, small stones are the basic tie dye resist materials you would use. Resourceful with all these tools, they can have a little effect on your tie dye designs. Here i will list some basic tie dye pattern instructions for you. 

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Itajime is known as the shape-resist technique. To start, fold the fabric like an accordion.

Fold it again in the other direction. Place it between two pieces of wood, or any flat shaped object, and bind it together with string or rubber bands. The shapes and rubber bands will prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover. The larger the shape and the more rubber bands you use, the more white you will see. The smaller the shape and fewer rubber bands you use, the more indigo you will see.

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Arashi is known as the pole-wrapping technique. It starts by wrapping fabric around a plastic PVC pipe at a diagonal. Once the fabric is wrapped, tie a piece of twine into a double knot at the base of the pipe. Wrap the twine around the fabric. After 6-7 wraps around the pipe, scrunch the fabric down. Give the twine a strong tug to tighten. Tightening before scrunching will make it more difficult to control and move the fabric. Continue wrapping, scrunching and tightening until all the fabric is compacted. Tie a knot above the fabric. The pattern will be on a diagonal with thin lines of white, where the twine is binding the fabric. 

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Kumo is known as the pleat and bind technique. It involves binding the fabric in very close sections, which results in several spider like designs. This is just one of many ways to experiment with this technique. Start by folding the fabric into an accordion. Pinch and bind into equal sections.

Do the same with the opposite side, in staggered sections. Continue binding with rubber bands, working your way towards the center. Keep binding until you can’t go any further. Add additional rubber bands to make the fabric into a tight bundle. 

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And want to share more tie dye patterns here. My friends think these are cute and easy tie dye patterns for beginners like them.

 

TRIANGLES

In order to get this linear design, you’ll need to accordion fold your fabric into one long strip, and then accordion it into a triangle shape so it looks like a fat piece of Greek spanakopita. You’ll need to secure it all together with popsicle sticks or elastics – how you secure it will effect the design. The piece on top was secured with just two popsicle sticks, and the one on the bottom was done with lots of elastics.

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STRIPES

To get a striped effect on your fabric, accordion fold it as evenly as possible. A tight fold will create more close together stripes. Then wrap the entire thing in twine. Experiment with tying the string closer and farther apart, but just be sure to tie it tightly so the impressions carry all the way through the fabric. You can also angle the fabric as you fold it to create diagonal lines like on the pictures above.

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Circles

This is the style that makes me remember being a grimy little 13 year old hippie, but I think the results can be cool and modern in a deep blue (no Dead Head color explosions please!) To get these jellyfish like impressions, I gathered a corner of the fabric and twisted it tightly before securing into place with lots of elastics.

 

Any great tips to share ?  Wish you all have a nice day !

 
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