Tie-dye pattern P192 : Plumage

This piece is inspired by the beautiful plumage of the Indian peafowl, mimicking the way in which it displays its tail feathers to woo potential partners.

๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ข๐ง๐ :
The folding technique used is called the fan fold or semi-circle fold. The easiest way to do it is to first trace a half-circle on the edge of the shirt using a round object and a washable marker.
Following the line, pleat the fabric in an arc until the whole piece is folded. Bind it with rubber bands to keep it in place.

๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ :
To dye this shirt, apply the dyes successively next to each other, using the sections between the rubber bands as your guide.
The secret to this technique is to stagger the dye on the underside of the shirt. Instead of placing the dye directly in line with the top side, place it in-between two sections.

Red, Black, Benitoite

๐ˆ๐ง-๐๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ข๐ž-๐๐ฒ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ

๐Ÿ‘• ๐๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐ญ๐ข๐ž-๐๐ฒ๐ž ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐Ÿ‘•

๐Ÿ) ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ
Start with a clean 100% cotton blank white shirt.
Soak the shirt in water then wring it out. Leave it slightly damp.

๐Ÿ) ๐Œ๐ข๐ฑ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ
Using 8oz (230ml) bottles
Measure and add your dye powder first.
Add 1 teaspoon of soda ash to the bottle.
Fill the bottle with water and shake well.
Don’t mix too much at one time – the solution only stays good for a few hours.

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก – ๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ
Pastel – 1/20 tsp (0,1g)
Soft – 1/8 tsp (1g)
Medium – 1/2 tsp (4g)
Strong – 1 tsp (8g)
Powerful – 2 tsp (16g)

๐Ÿ‘) ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ
Choose your favorite technique and follow the folding process.
Pleat, crumple, and fold your way to success.
When you’re done, bind the shirt using rubber bands or string to secure it in place.

๐Ÿ’) ๐ƒ๐ฒ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ
Using your dye bottle, apply the dye gently over the shirt. Use your favorite technique or let loose your creativity, there’s no wrong way to do it!

๐Ÿ“) ๐‹๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ฒ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ญ
Leave the shirt in a warm room. The dye reacts better at a temperature of 70ยฐF (20ยฐC) or more.
Let the dye react for 8 hours or overnight.

๐Ÿ”) ๐‘๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ
Rinse your shirt in the sink under cold running water. Open up the shirt while rinsing. Continue rinsing and washing by hand until the shirt stops bleeding.
Soak the shirt in warm water to remove any remaining dye.

๐Ÿ•) ๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ญ
Machine wash the shirt by itself or with other tie-dye shirts for the first wash.
Cold wash with a small amount of detergent.
After the first time, you can wash your tie-dye shirt with other pieces of clothing.


15 Replies to “Tie-dye pattern P192 : Plumage”

  1. How do i keep the tie dye from fading? After I rinse some of it fades and then when I wash it it fades even more. Colors donโ€™t see to stay vibrant at all. Am I just missing a step or is there something I need to use to keep this from happening?

  2. Iโ€™ve recently taken up tie dying as a quarantine hobby. Iโ€™m inspired to do this design but with peacock coloring

  3. ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

  4. gosh, thatโ€™s awesome) some intro is needs) which colors do you use?) and how you fix them on the T-shirt? and how could they be washed after?

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