Tie Dye Designs

Tie dye designs have evolved over time. First there was Spiral tie dye, then Ice Dye, then Bleach Dye, then Reverse Tie Dye. This is a quick overview.

Spiral Tie Dye DesignsSpiral Tie Dye One Color

Spiral Tie dye is the oldest and simplest look. Fabric, folds, rubber bands and liquid dye create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a White Cotton shirt.
  2. Fabric folds control where dye color will flow.
  3. Rubber bands control where dye color will not flow.
  4. Where you apply dye color controls dye flow starting point.

You can tweak tie dye designs to create your own signature.

  1. Vary the dye color(s).
  2. Vary the folds
  3. Vary the rubber bands

Ice Tie Dye Designstie dye designs ice tie dye mystic

Ice tie dye is pretty simple. Fabric, folds, ice and powdered dye create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a White Cotton shirt.
  2. Ice controls how dye color will flow to the fabric.
  3. Fabric folds control where dye color will flow in the fabric.

You can tweak ice tie dye designs to create your own signature.

  1. Vary the dye color(s).
  2. Vary the ice pattern.
  3. Vary the folds

Bleach Tie Dye DesignsTie Dye Designs Bleach Dye

Bleach Tie Dye uses chemical bleach. Read up on it before you start. Fabric, folds, rubber bands, and liquid bleach can create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a Dark Cotton shirt.
  2. Fabric type / color and bleach dilution / time control bleached color.
  3. Fabric folds control where bleach will flow.
  4. Rubber bands control where bleach will not flow.

You can tweak bleach tie dye designs to create your own signature.

  1. Vary the fabric type / color.
  2. Vary the bleach dilution.
  3. Vary the bleach time. 

Reverse Tie Dye DesignsTie Dye Designs Reverse Dye Happy

Reverse Tie Dye is a two step technique that combines bleach dye and tie dye. Fabric, folds, rubber bands, bleach and dye create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a Dark Cotton shirt.
  2. Fabric color and bleach dilution / time control bleached area.
  3. Fabric folds control where bleach and dye will flow.
  4. Rubber bands control where bleach and dye will not flow.

You can tweak reverse tie dye designs to create your own signature.

  1. Vary the fabric color.
  2. Vary the bleached area.
  3. Vary the dye color(s).
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