Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tie-Dye: Round 2

Adult Hoodie.
I knew it wouldn't be easy doing a long sleeved hooded piece but gave it a go anyway. And as I suspected, it wasn't easy!

Had a hard time figuring out how to wrap the hood and sleeves into the tie for the spiral pattern I was aiming for. I have a tie-dyed long sleeved zip-up hoody that I purchased this Spring, and can tell from the dye pattern on it that the sleeves and hood and main pieces of the body were dyed as seperate swatches and then sewn together. AHHH! THAT'S not gonn'a happen, so I did the best I could working the sleeves and hood into the wrap.

After you truss your piece up and apply the dye, you wrap it in saran-wrap (a plastic bag would do, too) and let it sit for 8 or so hours. After I applied the dye, I thought I had ruined it. Got splotches and splatters where they shouldn't have been, and ran out of dye before I was satisified with how much was on it.:(

But when I unwrapped it the next morning and got through rinsing it out - the hardest part I think! - I was pleasantly surprised.

Adult Hoodie

More white in it than I would like (LOTS more dye if I ever do another of these), but overall, much better than I was expecting. What do ya' think?

Tie-Dye Round 3: Tie Dye For Tots - coming soon to a blog near you.
Here's a sneak-peak, Kate. ;)

Under Waps


Michele said...

I have no clue how this works but the hoodie looks really good!

Softailrider1 said...

Nice going! That hooded sweatshirt looks great. The wearer isn't likely to get lost in a snowbank. You've given it a front and back image that makes me think of a tropical breaking wave, which is a pleasant thought in this wintry weather. Does not look like too much white to me.

MoeArt said...

That came out super!

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AlmondJoy said...

>>The wearer isn't likely to get lost in a snowbank

Yeah, if I ever (again) get stuck in the brambles in a snowy ditch along a frozen lake, I'll be easy to find.