Tie dyeing is a cheap and easy way to zhoosh up some old plain clothes. It's also a great crafty activity to do if you're stuck at home bored (which we all are these days). This tutorial will teach you the classic concentric circle style of tie dyeing. Check out our other tutorials for the spiral style and the crumpled style.
What you will need
To get started on tie dyeing, you'll need the following materials:
a tie dyeing kit or dye specifically for tie dyeing (prepared according to the instructions). It is most convenient to have dye in squeeze bottles.
a plastic bag or zip lock bag
something white you want to dye (cotton usually works best)
Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. To make concentric circles, begin by pinching a small section of the fabric up and tying a rubber band around it. This will be the inner circle. Make sure the rubber band is tied tight.
After 8 hours, take the t-shirt out and rinse it in cold water while taking off the rubber bands. Don't forget to wear gloves. Rinse the t-shirt until the dye stops coming out of it, then leave it to air dry.