Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye

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Twisted 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

Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye

How to make it

  1. Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye  - Step 1

    Tie It

    Lay the shirt on a flat surface and decide where you want your design center to be. Pinch this up and fasten it tightly with a rubber band one inch from the top.

  2. Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye  - Step 2

    Continue fastening the shirt with rubber bands in 2- to 3-inch sections.

  3. Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye  - Step 3

    Dye It

    Fill 4-quart buckets with your prepared dye baths. If you want to use just one color, dunk your whole shirt into that bucket and let it soak for 5 minutes. If you want a multicolored design, dunk the chosen sections of the shirt in the dye and hold it there for 3 to 5 minutes. The longer it soaks, the more vibrant the results.

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