Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye

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Knotted Tie-dye Technique
Total Time afternoon or evening Ages school-age

Try this unique tie-dye technique for a bright, beautiful T-shirt. For complete tie-dyeing instructions, check out
Tie-dyed T-shirts.

What you'll need

  • 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
Helpful Tip:

Try these different tie-dye techniques:
Marble Tie With Spray-bottle Dye

Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye

How to make it

  1. Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye  - Step 1

    Tie It

    Grab a small section of the shirt, both front and back layers, and twist it as tightly as possible. Fold over the tip of the twist and fasten it snugly with a rubber band.

  2. Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye  - Step 2

    Make different-size twists all over your shirt, or keep them consistent and in a pattern to get results similar to the T-shirt above.

  3. Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye  - Step 3

    Dye It

    Fill the bottles with the individually prepared dye baths and squeeze drops onto your shirt. If you use this technique on a knotted or marbled shirt, try squeezing one color onto and around each of the tied sections.

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