Lesson: How to Tie Dye a Two-Tone Spiral Pattern
A classic tie dye pattern with an unexpected twist!
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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!
Dye the front side of your item in a single color as shown OR follow step 5 here for a multi-color spiral.
If working with a single color, apply the lighter color dye all over the front side of your item. Don't forget the edges!
Flip the bundle over, and apply your darker color to the back side, covering any available white space.
Once the back side is covered, flip the item back over so that the darker color stays on the back folds, and doesn't seep toward the lighter color(s).
PRO TIP: When setting the item aside for the dye to set, place the item with the lighter color(s) side UP.
Head here for instructions on how to set dye, then rinse, wash & care for your new two-tone tie dye masterpiece!
Apply your new-found skill to create awesome things! Here’s a round-up of project inspiration.