When choosing to rock tie-dye, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it’s a look best reserved for the festival season or that 60s themed birthday party you’ve been invited to. But, that’s all about to change as we head into spring 2019.
Designers such as Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler and Prada all brought psychedelic patterns to the runway leading the way for a renaissance which has seen stars from Beyoncé to Bieber donning bold blotted prints.
And to help savvy fashionistas stay on trend, British brand, DYLON Dyes, has created a simple step-by-step guide on how to get-the-look at home for just £7 and in as little as just two hours. Using a lesser-known technique called ice-dyeing, here’s how you can transform glum garments into this year’s hottest trend…
● DYLON Hand Dyes – we recommend using more than one colour
● An old (or new) white cotton or linen shirt – it needs to be clean
● Bag of ice cubes
● Rubber gloves
● Cooling rack
● Large plastic tray
3. Stack the cooling rack on top of a tray for ice to drip freely in puddle under shirt
4. Place the crumpled shirt on rack and cover with ice cubes
|5. Sprinkle dye powder at random over the ice
6. Repeat if you’re adding additional colours. We recommend that you pick shades of fabric dye that go well together, e.g. shades within the same colour family – like Vintage Blue and Navy Blue – or different colours that complement each other – like Intense Violet and Passion Pink
|7. Leave shirt to sit for a minimum of one hour or until the ice melts to allow the dye to seep into fabric|
8. Once dye has set, rinse out excess dye until water runs clear and leave to dry away from direct sunlight
Check out the result!
The Brit Style Squad were kindly sent a DIY pack to try and the results were funky! We’ll be showcasing our efforts on our Instagram page in the very near future so keep your eyes peeled.
Don’t forget to take care when using fabric dyes, and always read the instructions carefully before tie-dying your clothing.
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