Tie Dye

This morning my Internet connection was repaired. Nine days after it went down. My service provider – Mweb, and ADSL line provider – Telkom, left me in the lurch as they wasted time blaming each other. I just hope all is finally well and I don’t lose my service again.

In the picture is another item I have managed to make out of these old sheets. It’s a tie dye effect scarf. Tie dye clothing is being featured in the fashion mags a lot lately. I’m not sure if I would do the look head to toe, but a scarf will do it for me.

I really didn’t feel like going to all the trouble of mixing fabric dye with water and tying the knots and a complicated tie dye process. What I did instead with this scarf, was paint the scarf with random strokes using fabric paint and a wide brush. Then I rolled the scarf up and squeezed it. I poured water over it and squeezed some more. After a few squeezes, I opened it up and left it to dry. Once it was dry I washed it and I took a close up of the effect that was created.

Visit the Greenie Galleries for lots of ideas to upcycle and recycle old clothes and household items into fashion items by going back to the top of this page. You will also find more comprehesive dyeing tutorials and tips.

Tie dye effect with fabric paint