iLovetoCreate Shibori Rainbow T-Shirt

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by Lauri Eaton, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Shibori Rainbow T-Shirt

The ancient art of shibori has evolved over time to become tie-dye! You'’ll need a plastic tube and a Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit to recreate the look started centuries ago in Asia, but we know you’'ll master the process on your t-shirts, scarves, totes and other clothes and accessories in no time!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about 2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare: Prewash t-shirt fabric without fabric softener. Do not dry. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Lay damp shirt flat on work surface. Fold t-shirt in half from top to bottom. Wrap around tube beginning at the bottom and at a slight angle. Completely wrap t-shirt around tube. Push fabric together and rubber band to secure.
  • 2
    Dye: Prepare Yellow dye following package instructions and apply it to center of t-shirt all the way around the tube. Prepare Green dye as per packaging and apply to both sides of the Yellow. Working outwards, continue making and applying colors such as Turquoise, Purple and then Fuchsia. Cover shirt with plastic tablecloth. Let set 6-8 hours. Note: Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 3
    Finish: Rinse t-shirt in water until water runs clear. Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for shirt and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.
    Check out A.C. Moore official YouTube channel for more tie-dying ideas! Simply copy and paste this link into a new browser window: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjq8rlQvohqTzgpncSdvgQy-v3UXosI-f

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about 2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Ultimate 104136913
  • Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt White (Sized to Fit Person Wearing It)
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloth
  • Laundry Detergent Without Fabric Softener
  • Non-Bleach Laundry Detergent
  • Plastic Tube About 3 inch Wide X 14 inch Long