Tie Dye Designs

Tie dye designs include tie and dye, and untied, dye techniques. The best designers use all of them and make creating cool tie dye shirt styles easy.

Tie dye designs were defined as any tie and dye technique. It was expanded to include untied techniques because they looked like tie dye. Here are four tied and untied dye techniques.

Tie Dye DesignSpiral Tie Dye One Color

Tie dye is a tie and dye design technique. Fabric, folds, rubber bands and liquid dye can 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. Crease the folds for a Geometric look.
  2. Scrunch the folds for an Organic look
  3. Use tight rubber bands for a sharper look

Ice Tie Dye Designtie dye designs ice tie dye mystic

Ice tie dye is an untied design technique. Fabric, folds, ice and powdered dye can 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 ice pattern to change the look.
  2. Crease the folds for a Geometric look.
  3. Scrunch the folds for an Organic look

Bleach Tie Dye DesignDip Dye Long Sleeve T Shirt Royal Blue

Bleach Tie Dye is a tie and dye design technique. Fabric, folds, rubber bands, and liquid bleach can create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a Dark Cotton shirt.
  2. Fabric color / type 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 fabric type (Cotton, Blend, etc.) to change the look.
  2. Vary fabric color (Black, Blue, etc.) to change the look.
  3. Vary bleach dilution (1:1, Diluted X:1, etc.) to change the look.
  4. Vary bleach time (15 Min, 10 Min, etc.) to change the look. 

Dip Dye DesignDip Dye Long Sleeve T Shirt Royal Blue

Dip Dye is an untied dye design technique. Fabric, a dye container, and liquid dye can create many different looks.

  1. The fabric is generally a White Cotton shirt.
  2. The container is generally a bucket or tub.
  3. The fabric type and the amount of fabric immersed in the dye control the dye wick rate.

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

  1. Vary dye solution (0.5%, 1%, etc.) to change the look.
  2. Vary immersion time (10 Min, 20 Min, etc.) to change the look. 
  3. Vary immersion depth (1 In, 2 In, etc.) to change the look.
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