It’s Wednesday, and my kiddos need their tie-dyed shirt on Friday. The crammer in me is awoken. I need to finish dyeing their shirts, or else we’ll not have enough time for them to dry.
Loaded up on coffee…as my husband said, “Procaffeinating.”
Finally, I gathered the strength and willpower to start working on it. As always, that’s the hard thing to do. My husband said why should it take time to start on it if I want to do it. Well, there are house chores to do. Good thing, he washed the dishes along with his usual laundry duty. Thank you, Lord, for giving me a husband who’s willing to help me.
I would like to document and write a blog on the steps that I did for future reference.
Here they are.
Step 1: Wash the white shirt with detergent and water. Rinse thoroughly and remove excess water.
Step 2: Lay it on a flat surface.
Step 3: Twirl it at the middle using your fingers until you form a circular bun.
Step 7: Prepare the dyes. Dilute them according to the instructions.
In my case, I was able to buy Venus red and green fast dyes. We call it “jobus” here in the Philippines. I bought each of them for only fives pesos in the Carmona marketplace. Talk about cheap, huh?
Step 9: I put my dyes alternately, red-green-red, until I cover the entire top part.
Step 10: I turned the twirled bun over to put dyes at the other side.
Charaaaann!!! Here’s my completely colored twirled bun! 🙂
Then I covered it with plastic wrap for 6 hours.