Tie Dye Shirts with Bleach

We gave Tie Dye a shot yesterday ! My Dad told us Channel 8 news had it on in their Nailed It or Failed It segment. This is Tie Dyeing with bleach not using color dye. I think we like it better.
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We followed their instructions. Mostly. Some people got their clothing wet first. We think that was mainly to soak the bleach/water mixture in better. Took longer to soak in to the dry shirts. The only thing we need to really look up and learn how to do, is how to wrap and tie the shirts to get the look we want. This was pure first time trial run. We also read some people use a 50-50 mix of bleach and water. Some poured bleach on straight. We did a little of both.
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Glasses to protect your peeps from bleach splatters and major ventilation was a must when working with bleach. We used the garage with the door open. We also read 100% cotton items work better. We used both to try it.
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If you use a 50-50 mix, you could let it sit for up to an hour before rinsing and laundering.
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Or if using straight bleach, the sit time is about 15 minutes before rinsing and laundering. Of course it depends too on how thick your material is and what bleached look you are going for. The 2 long ones, you could see changing and getting bleached, so we stopped them when we wanted. The one in a ball appeared to be having no change at all. It’s the only shirt that wasn’t 100% cotton. So we didn’t think it was working. It did work though and turned out great!
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This was the one in a ball. Ashlyn did this one.
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We like the splotchy pattern.
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This one was a plain purple tank. Ashlyn did this one too. It turned out very cool, but the pattern was so different on the front and back. We really liked this one.
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And the back.
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This one I did. I tried to follow the instructions for one I found online. I did a little something wrong but we still like it. Still turned out good we think.
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And the back. The black original print on the side and back, the bleach didn’t do anything to that. Which I like and wasn’t sure what would happen there.
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This is what I was trying to do but I didn’t get the fold or the rubber bands right because mine didn’t have lines like this. I’ll have to research that a little more.qk0aosihv8ix
Source: Reddit

Have you ever tie dyed with bleach?

Any tips for us?

Any cool wrapping techniques to share?

 

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