Lesson: How to Tie Dye Double Spiral Pattern
A gorgeous twist on a classic tie dye pattern for 2x the 😍!
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- Tub or bucket of water
- Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye®*
- 4oz squeeze bottles*
- Rubber bands*
- Plastic table cloth*
- Metal rack + tray or 2-ply paper towels
- Rubber gloves*
- Apron or smock*
- Ziplock bags or plastic wrap
- Washable Markers
*Indicates inclusion in our Tie Dye Kits!
Head here to learn how to prep your item for dyeing. Once your item is damp and ready, lay it flat. With a washable marker, mark two dots on your dampened item to indicate where you want the center of your two spirals.
Pinch the fabric of your first mark with your index finger and thumb. Gently twist the fabric over and over until a swirl begins to form. You can use your non-dominant hand to control the fabric as it spirals to prevent it from towering. Continue twisting until you've spiraled up half of the fabric.
Pinch the other dot and spiral it in the same direction so your spirals resemble an S. Continue twisting until all of fabric has been incorporated, and the two spirals meet.
Wrap any remaining fabric (like the corners of a towel, or the straps of a bag) around the outside of the two spirals.
Secure the entire bundle with several rubber bands.
Use a washable marker to mark X's across the center of each spiral. Position the overlapping Xs so that they form a lattice pattern.
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