How to Tie Dye

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How to Tie Dye
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Get your supplies together, I just got some cheap t-shirts from my local thrift shop.

Get your supplies together, I just got some cheap t-shirts from my local thrift shop.

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Throw your shirts into the washer

Throw your shirts into the washer

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Get two cups of hot water & sprinkle in the soda ash

Get two cups of hot water & sprinkle in the soda ash

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Pour the soda ash mixture to a large bucket that's filled with two gallons of warm water

Pour the soda ash mixture to a large bucket that's filled with two gallons of warm water

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Mix your dye as directed

Mix your dye as directed

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Lay your shirt out flat

Lay your shirt out flat

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For the spiral pattern you are going to twist the shirt around, starting at the center until you get to the end and just put rubber bands around.

For the spiral pattern you are going to twist the shirt around, starting at the center until you get to the end and just put rubber bands around.

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For the scrunch design you simply randomly scrunch the shirt and add some rubber bands.

For the scrunch design you simply randomly scrunch the shirt and add some rubber bands.

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For the bullseye pattern just lift the shirt from the center and add rubber bands about an inch to an inch & a half apart, depending on how large you want your sections.

For the bullseye pattern just lift the shirt from the center and add rubber bands about an inch to an inch & a half apart, depending on how large you want your sections.

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Soak in soda ash mixture for at.east 20 minutes

Soak in soda ash mixture for at.east 20 minutes

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Add your dye as desired

Add your dye as desired

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Place your shirts into plastic bags and let sit for 12-24 hours.

Place your shirts into plastic bags and let sit for 12-24 hours.

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This is the spiral design

This is the spiral design

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Bulls eye

Bulls eye

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Scrunch

Scrunch

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