Tie Dye is back with DYLON Dyes

Here’s how to get this season’s major fashion must-have look for just £7!

When choosing to rock tie-dye, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it’s a look best reserved for the festival season or that 60s themed birthday party you’ve been invited to. But, that’s all about to change as we head into spring 2019.

Designers such as Stella McCartney, Gucci and Prada all brought psychedelic patterns to the runway leading the way for a renaissance which has seen stars from Beyoncé to Bieber donning bold blotted prints.

And to help savvy fashionistas stay on trend, British brand, DYLON Dyes, has created a simple step-by-step guide on how to get-the-look at home for just £7 and in as little as just two hours. Using a lesser-known technique called ice-dyeing, here’s how you can transform glum garments into this year’s hottest trend…

You’ll need:

  • DYLON Hand Dyes – we recommend using more than      one colour
  • An old (or new) white cotton or linen shirt  –  it needs to be clean
  • 250g of ordinary salt
  • Glass measuring jug
  • Large rubber bands
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plastic bottle
  1. Wet the clean shirt, squeeze out any excess water and leave damp
  2. Bind sections of the shirt tightly with rubber bands – the areas of the hirt protected by bands will escape being dyed and create the pattern
  3. Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve the dye in 500ml of warm water in the measuring jug, mix in 250g (4tbsp) of salt and stir well
  4. Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle to enable easy application of the dye to the shirtNote: Repeat steps 3 and 4 if you’re adding additional colours. We recommend that you pick shades of fabric dye that go well together, e.g. shades within the same colour family – like Vintage Blue and Navy Blue – or different colours that complement each other – like Intense Violet and Passion Pink
  5. Rinse the measuring jug and rest the bound shirt in it
  6. Carefully pour the dye mixture onto the shirt to create the desired look
  7. Leave shirt to sit for a minimum of one hour to allow the dye to seep into fabric
  8. Without untying fabric, rinse in cold water until water runs clear, then untie and wash in warm water
  9. Leave to dry away from direct sunlight

Using a lesser-known technique called ice-dyeing, here’s how you can transform glum garments into this year’s hottest trend…

You’ll need:

  • DYLON Hand Dyes – we recommend using more than      one colour
  • An old (or new) white cotton or linen shirt  –  it needs to be clean
  • Bag of ice cubes
  • Rubber gloves
  • Cooling rack
  • Large plastic tray
  1. Wet the clean shirt and squeeze out any excess water
  2. Leave damp and crumple shirt into a bundle
  3. Stack the cooling rack on top of a tray for ice to drip freely in puddle under shirt
  4. Place the crumpled shirt on rack and cover with ice cubes
  5. Sprinkle dye powder at random over the ice
  6. Repeat if you’re adding additional colours. We recommend that you pick shades of fabric dye that go well together, e.g. shades within the same colour family – like Vintage Blue and Navy Blue – or different colours that complement each other – like Intense Violet and Passion Pink
  7. Leave shirt to sit for a minimum of one hour or until the ice melts to allow the dye to seep into fabric
  8. Once dye has set, rinse out excess dye until water runs clear and leave to dry away from direct sunlight

 

©Kit Dale for DYLON Dyes