Lesson: How to Tie Dye Scrunch Pattern
When in doubt, scrunch it out with this fool-proof tie dye pattern!
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- Tub or large bucket of water
- Powder Tulip One-Step dye
- Squirt bottles
- Rubber bands
- Plastic table cloth
- 2-Ply Paper towels
- Rubber gloves
- Apron or smock
- Gallon-sized Ziplock bags or plastic wrap (plus a Sharpie if you’re doing this with friends!)
Head here to learn how to prep your item for dyeing. Once your item is damp and ready, lay it flat. A scrunch pattern is one of the easiest to create! Simply scrunch your fabric towards the center to form either a long snake-like shape like the one pictured above, or a round scrunched blob. Try to keep scrunches even and avoid large flaps covering entire areas.
Band your scrunched creation going across in multiple directions to secure the scrunching in place.
Dye your item in a single color or playful mix! While the example above is covered just in black dye, a confetti of colors looks awesome, as does stripes. Just be sure to leave ample white space between colors that might bleed together into brown.
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