17+ Tie Dye Patterns and Folding Techniques (2022)

Learn how to make beautiful and unique tie dye patterns with these easy tie dye folding techniques and step-by-step pictures. I’ll show you how to make all sorts of tie-dye designs, including the crumple technique, the spiral pattern, and the bullseye design.

Plus, I’ll share all of the essential tips and tricks you need to know to get beautiful bright colors and cool designs every time you tie-dye.

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About Tie Dye

Tie-dye is a popular fabric dyeing technique known for its bright, saturated colors and bold patterns. It’s one of those nostalgic, feel-good crafts that never seem to go out of style.

Tie-dye easy to do, too! To tie dye a shirt, fold up the fabric and secure it with string or rubber bands. Then, apply color by dipping the shirts in buckets of dye, or squirting liquid dye from squeeze bottles.

To learn more about the basics of tie-dye, including how to prep, tie, dye, and wash tie-dyed garments, read my how-to article here: How to Tie Dye.

You can create lots of different patterns by folding and tying the fabric in different ways. The folds, rubber bands, and ties resist the dye, keeping it from saturating the fabric evenly. Any part of the fabric that doesn’t get dyed will stay white, creating the design.

Easy Tie-Dye Folding Techniques

In this article, I’ll teach you how to tie some of the most popular tie-dye patterns, such as the scrunch or crumple technique, the rainbow swirl pattern, shibori-inspired designs, and more. Here is a list of the tie-dye patterns we’ll cover.

  1. Spiral
  2. Crumple
  3. Bullseye
  4. Sunburst
  5. Horizontal Stripes
  6. Diagonal Stripes
  7. Vertical Stripes
  8. Box Folds
  9. Triangle Folds
  10. Mandala aka Kaleidoscope
  11. Heart
  12. Rainbow
  13. Chevron
  14. Ombre Dip Dye
  15. Socks – Stripes
  16. Socks – Spiral
  17. Socks – Crumple
  18. Ice Dye (Bonus!)

Click on the links to jump to a particular design. Or keep reading for all of the tie-dye designs with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step pictures.

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How to Tie Dye for Beginners

Before we get started, let’s quickly review the basics of tie-dye.

  1. Set up your work area and prepare your supplies.
  2. Mix your dyes. Pre-soak your garment in soda ash solution, if necessary.
  3. Fold and tie your garment. (Read more on that below!)
  4. Apply the dye.
  5. Let the dye develop.
  6. Rinse, wash, and dry. Now your garment is ready to wear!

Tie-dye is a pretty easy DIY project, but there are a few tricks you need to know to get the best results. For an in-depth tutorial on how to tie-dye, check out my tutorial, here: How to Tie-dye.

Best Tie Dye Supplies

Good quality supplies can mean the difference between a bright, colorful design and a pale, lackluster design that washes the first time you put it in the laundry.

(Video) Tie-dye pattern P226 : Star Mandala

Dye

The best type of dye to use for tie-dye projects is fiber reactive dye. This type of dye, often called Procion MX dye, is much brighter, longer-lasting, and easier to use than other all-purpose dyes. It is formulated to work with natural fibers like cotton and linen.

For beginners, groups, and kids, I recommend Tulip One-Step Dye kits. Check out our list of recommended tie-dye kits, which have everything you need to get started.

For tie-dyers looking for more color options or a more professional quality dye, I recommend ProcionMX dyes from Jacquard or Dharma Trading Co.

Things to Dye

You can dye all sorts of fabric items, like cotton shirts, sweatshirts, socks, even shoes! Just make sure the items you buy are made with 100% natural fiber (like cotton or linen) for the best result.

Tie-Dye Patterns and Folding Techniques

There are lots of different tie-dye patterns and folding techniques that you can use to create unique designs. Here are a few of the various designs you can create with tie-dye.

1. Spiral or Swirl Tie Dye

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To make a rainbow spiral or swirl tie dye shirt:

  1. Start by pinching a small section in the center of the shirt. Hold on to that small section while you twist the shirt clockwise.
  2. Keep twisting, keeping your fingers close to the surface of the table so the spiral stays flat
  3. As you twist, the shirt will fold in on itself like a flat cinnamon roll.
  4. Secure the shirt with 3 or 4 rubber bands, crisscrossing them over the center of the disc. The tighter you bind the shirt, the more white areas there will be.
  5. Apply a different color of dye in each “wedge” created by the crisscrossing rubber bands. Apply the dye in rainbow order to get a rainbow spiral design.

For more information, check out How to Tie Dye a Spiral Pattern: A Step-by-Step Guide.

2. Scrunch or Crumple Tie Dye

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To make a crumple tie dye aka “scrunch” or “nebula” design:

  1. First, lay the shirt flat. Then, scrunch smaller sections of the fabric together randomly.
  2. Keep scrunching and folding, gathering all of the fabric into a relatively flat, tight disk.
  3. Wrap several rubber bands around the disk. The tighter you scrunch it, the more white areas there will be in the final shirt.

For more information, check out How to do the Crumple Tie Dye Technique.

(Video) Tie-dye pattern : Lightning Swirl (Super Spiral)

And, to see a video of the scrunch technique, check out this post: How to Bleach Tie-Dye a Sweatshirt

3. Bullseye Tie Dye Pattern

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To make a large bullseye design:

  1. Lay the shirt flat on a table. Pinch a small section of fabric at the center of the shirt. (If you want the bullseye to be off-center, choose a small section off-center.)
  2. Pull the pinched fabric up to a point, and smooth the rest of the shirt down to create a skinny cone shape.
  3. Wrap rubber bands around the cone of fabric, starting about an inch below the point of the cone. You can add as many or as few rubber bands as you want.
  4. To make stripes, apply alternating colors of dye.

4. Sunburst Design

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The sunburst design is like a series of small bullseyes. To make the sunburst tie-dye pattern:

  1. Lay the shirt flat on a table. Pinch a small section of fabric, and pull it up to create a small pointed cone shape.
  2. Wrap a rubber band around the small cone of fabric, about 1/2 to 1 inch down from the point of the cone.
  3. Repeat this process, pinching another small section of fabric to create another cone. Secure with a rubber band.
  4. Make as many sunbursts as you like.
  5. Apply 1 or 2 colors of dye for the background color.

5. Horizontal Stripes

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To make horizontal stripes:

  1. Lay the shirt flat. Starting from the left sleeve, fold the shirt in a series of 1″ accordion folds. Alternate the folds back and forth, like you’re making a paper fan.
  2. Secure the folded shirt with rubber bands, placing a rubber band every 1 to 2 inches.
  3. To create stripes, apply dye colors in alternating sections.

6. Diagonal Stripes

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To make diagonal stripes:

  1. Lay the shirt flat. Starting from the bottom-left corner, fold the shirt in a series of 1″ accordion folds. Alternate the folds back and forth, like you’re making a paper fan.
  2. Folding the left sleeve can be a little tricky, but try to keep it in line with the rest of the folds.
  3. Secure the folded shirt with rubber bands, placing a rubber band every 1 to 2 inches.
  4. To create stripes, apply dye colors in alternating sections. Or, create a color-blocked design like the shirt in the pictures above.

7. Vertical Stripes

Making vertical stripes is very similar to making horizontal stripes. To make vertical stripes:

  1. Lay the shirt flat. Starting from the bottom hem, fold the shirt in a series of 1″ accordion folds. Alternate the folds back and forth, like you’re making a paper fan.
  2. Secure the folded shirt with rubber bands, placing a rubber band every 1 to 2 inches.
  3. To create stripes, apply dye colors in alternating sections.
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8. Square Box Folds

In the pictures above, reference the diagram on the left and the finished blue shirt. To make shibori-inspired square folds:

  1. Lay the shirt flat on the table. Starting on the left side, fold the shirt lengthwise in a series of accordion folds. I made each fold about 3.5 inches wide. (You can make wider sections if you like.) Press the edges of each fold well to get sharp creases.
  2. Next, fold the shirt widthwise in a series of accordion folds. I made each fold about 3.5 inches wide to match. The resulting bundle of fabric should be a square shape.
  3. Sandwich the fabric bundle between two 3″ squares of cardboard. Secure well with rubber bands.
  4. You can dip the bundle in a bucket of dye, or use a squeeze bottle to apply dye to the edges of the bundle. (If you use a squirt bottle, make sure to use enough dye to saturate the fabric.)

9. Triangle Folds

This technique starts out the same way as the previous design. In the pictures above, reference the folding diagram on the right and the finished orange shirt. To make shibori-inspired triangle folds:

  1. Lay the shirt flat on the table. Starting on the left side, fold the shirt lengthwise in a series of accordion folds. I made each fold about 5 inches wide. Press the edges of each fold well to get sharp creases.
  2. Next, fold the shirt up into triangles. If you’ve ever folded a flag, this will be familiar. Fold forward up, then back over at a 45-degree angle. Fold forward up again, then back over at a 45-degree again. Repeat until all of the fabric is folded. The resulting bundle of fabric should be a triangle shape.
  3. Sandwich the fabric bundle between two matching triangles of cardboard. Secure well with rubber bands.
  4. You can dip the bundle in a bucket of dye, or use a squeeze bottle to apply dye to the edges of the bundle. (If you use a squirt bottle, make sure to use enough dye to saturate the fabric.)

10. Mandala aka Kaleidoscope Tie Dye

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For this look, you’ll be creating a design with multiple lines of symmetry. To do this, you’ll first fold the shirt into a wedge shape and apply the dye in whatever combination you like. Then, when you unfold the shirt, you’ll reveal the unique kaleidoscope pattern. To make a tie-dye mandala design:

  1. Lay the shirt out on the table. Fold it in half lengthwise. Then fold in half again widthwise. The shirt is now folded into quarters.
  2. Following the diagram above, fold the shirt in half along the diagonal line. The shirt is now folded in eighths.
  3. Following the diagram above, fold the shirt in half again along the diagonal line. The shirt is now folded into sixteenths.
  4. Secure with rubber bands.
  5. Apply the dye in various colors to create your unique design.

11. Heart Tie Dye

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With a little patience, you can fold the fabric to create a tie-dye heart in the middle of the shirt. Here’s how to make a tie-dye heart:

  1. First, lay the shirt out flat. Then, fold the shirt in half lengthwise.
  2. Draw half of a heart shape on the folded edge with a washable marker.
  3. Starting at one end of your line, begin making small accordion pleats. Follow along the drawn line, folding the pleats in such as way that the marker line appears straight on the top of the folds. This means that you’ll be making the pleats a little deeper on the outside section and a little shallower on the inside section to accommodate the curve of the line.
  4. When all of the fabric has been pleated, secure it with a thick rubber band. Put a runner band on the line itself, and add more rubber bands on the inside or outside sections as desired.

12. Rainbow Tie Dye

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Folding a rainbow shape is very similar to folding a heart – but even easier! Here’s how to make a tie-dye rainbow shape:

(Video) Tie-dye pattern P119 : Fan Fold

  1. First, lay the shirt out flat. Then, fold the shirt in half lengthwise.
  2. Draw half of a rainbow arch on the folded edge with a washable marker.
  3. Starting at one end of your line, begin making small accordion pleats. Follow along the drawn line, folding the pleats in such as way that the marker line appears straight on the top of the folds. This means that you’ll be making the pleats a little deeper on the outside section and a little shallower on the inside section to accommodate the curve of the line.
  4. When all of the fabric has been pleated, secure it with a thick rubber band. Put a runner band on the line itself, and add more rubber bands on the inside or outside sections as desired.
  5. Apply the dye in rainbow order to create a traditional rainbow color scheme.

13. Chevron Tie Dye

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This chevron design is a variation of the diagonal stripe designs that we learned above. Here’s how to make a tie-dye chevron:

  1. First, lay the shirt out flat. Then, fold the shirt in half lengthwise.
  2. Draw half of a chevron V-shape on the folded edge with a washable marker. You can position it higher or lower than mine, or make it pointing upward or downward – your choice.
  3. Starting at one end of your line, begin making small accordion pleats. Follow along the drawn line, folding the pleats in such as way that the marker line appears straight on the top of the folds.
  4. When all of the fabric has been pleated, secure it with a thick rubber band. Put a runner band on the line itself, and add more rubber bands on the inside or outside sections as desired.
  5. For a color-blocked look, add 1 or two colors of dye. For a striped chevron look, apply dye in small sections, alternating colors.

14. Ombre Dip Dye

For this technique, you don’t have to fold the fabric – though I think it would look really awesome with some thin accordion folds! To make an ombre dip dye design:

  1. Dip one end of the shirt into a bucket of dye. As it sits in the dye bath, the dye will slowly work its way up the fabric.
  2. You can repeat this process by dipping the other end of the fabric into a different color of dye.
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15. Striped Tie Dye Socks

Tie dying socks is very similar to shirts – you just have a smaller canvas to work with. To create a pair of matching tie-dye striped socks:

  1. Lay two socks together, and fold in half lengthwise.
  2. Place a rubber band every inch or two down the length of the socks.
  3. Apply a different color of dye in each section.

16. Swirl Dye Socks

Since socks don’t have lot of surface area, it’s hard to get a true spiral. Even so, I really like the design that this technique makes. To make swirl tie dye socks:

  1. Lay two socks together. Pinch a small section in the heel area, and twist. Keep twisting until the socks coil up on themselves, like a cinnamon roll.
  2. Secure with rubber bands. Add different colors of dye to the “wedges” that are formed by the crisscrossing rubber bands.

17. Crumple Dye Socks

Here’s the easier way to dye socks. You can dye them as a pair, or as singles. To make crumple dye socks:

  1. First, lay the socks flat. Then, scrunch small sections of the fabric together randomly.
  2. Keep scrunching and folding, gathering the socks into a relatively flat, tight disk.
  3. Wrap several rubber bands around the disk. Apply the dye in the colors of your choice.

Bonus: Ice Dye

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Ice dying is a fun and cool variation on traditional tie-dying techniques. I love it for the way it creates stunning watercolor designs. Instead of liquid dye and squeeze bottles, ice tie dye uses powdered dye sprinkled over a pile of ice cubes. To learn more about this magical technique, click here: How to Ice Dye – Easy DIY Tutorial

And of course, you can use a lot of these folding techniques for bleach dying or reverse tie-dying. To learn more about that process, don’t miss my articles about How to Bleach Tie-Dye a Sweatshirt and 5 Folding Techniques for Bleach Tie Dye.

More Tie Dye Tutorials

For even more information about tie-dye, check out these related articles:

  • How to Set Tie Dye So It Won’t Fade
  • How to Get Tie Dye off Your Hands

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FAQs

What are 3 methods of tie-dye? ›

You don't need to be a master dyer to try the Bullseye, Spiral (or swirl tie dye), Stripe, Heart or 'no-tie' Folded Dyeing methods. Once familiar with these designs, you can use the basic concepts to make new shapes.

Which tie dye method is best? ›

There are lots of different tie dye methods and even more opinions regarding which way is best. In most cases, wet tie dye is your best bet. It is crucial to make sure that the fabric is not too wet, though. A slightly damp shirt offers the best combination of dye control and malleability.

Is wet or dry technique better for tie dye? ›

Does it matter if my item is wet or dry before I start tie-dyeing? We generally recommend washing your fabric and leaving it damp before tie-dyeing, as the dye has an easier time saturating the fabric when it's wet.

Do you need rubber bands for crumple tie-dye? ›

This will help hold those crumples together more tightly if you are trying to achieve a super defined crumple tie-dye pattern. But you don't have to secure with rubber bands for this tie-dye look; it will still turn out looking awesome!

What is spiral method in tie and dye? ›

For a perfect center spiral, locate the center of the collar and the section just under the sleeves. This is your center point for your spiral tie dye! Pinch the fabric at this point and twist into a swirl. Keep twisting the fabric tightly until the entire shirt is formed into a spiral shape.

How do you tie-dye kaleidoscope? ›

  1. Kaleidoscope Ice Tie-Dye. ...
  2. Remember the fun colours and shapes from your childhood kaleidoscope? ...
  3. Fold damp shirt in half lengthwise and press flat on tabletop. ...
  4. Crumple the remaining fabric towards the spirals. ...
  5. Place ice on top of bound shirt. ...
  6. Flip shirt over and repeat process on the backside with additional dye powders.

Why is vinegar used for tie-dye? ›

The vinegar helps with colorfastness. After the first couple of washes, wash tie dye in cold water to prevent dye from fading.

How do you make tie-dye brighter with vinegar? ›

Increase the dye's staying power: Lay a shirt (or whatever else you're dyeing) flat in a large plastic bowl and cover with ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup water mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes.

Why is ice used in tie-dye? ›

Instead, you sprinkle dye over a layer of ice cubes on top of the folded garment. As the ice melts, it dissolves the dye powders and slowly saturates the fabric. Each style of tie-dye gives a different look to the finished garment. Ice dye really excels in creating organic, mottled, watercolor designs.

How long should tie-dye sit before rinsing? ›

Let the fabric sit for 2-24 hours. The longer you can let the fabric sit, the easier it will be to wash out loose dye from the fabric. The length of time you let the fabric sit is not overly critical. If you are in a hurry, let the fabric sit for as long as your deadline will allow.

What are the 5 different methods of dyeing? ›

Methods of Dyeing
  • 1) Bale Dyeing: This is a low cost method to dye cotton cloth. ...
  • 2) Batik Dyeing: This is one of the oldest forms known to man. ...
  • 3) Beam Dyeing: In this method the warp is dyed prior to weaving. ...
  • 4) Burl or speck Dyeing: ...
  • 5) Chain Dyeing: ...
  • 6) Cross Dyeing: ...
  • 7) Jig Dyeing: ...
  • 8) Piece Dyeing:

What dye do professional tie-dye use? ›

What tie-dye do professionals use? Most experienced tie-dye artists use Procion MX dyes. Procion MX dyes are colorfast, non-toxic, and very vibrant. They come in a huge range of colors, too.

How long should you leave tie-dye for best results? ›

Tie-dye needs to sit for at least 8 hours, but ideally up to 24 hours, before rinsing. Keep the dyed items wet and in a warm place. And if you live in a dry climate, you should keep them wrapped in plastic to prevent them from drying out.

Does heat make tie-dye set better? ›

To help set the dye, we recommend using your microwave. Wrap the dyed fabric in plastic wrap and seal the edges. Place the wrapped fabric on a paper towel in the microwave and heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Plastic will puff up, creating a heat chamber that helps bond the dye with the fabric.

What does salt water do to tie-dye? ›

Does salt help set tie-dye? No, washing tie-dyed items with table salt will not help the dye set better. Salt is not a dye fixative and won't make the dye more permanent or colorfast.

How do you make tie-dye more vibrant? ›

Add one cup of soda ash (sodium carbonate) and stir until it is dissolved. If you use washing soda from the grocery store, use three times that amount. Soak the tied garments or fabric in the soda ash for 5 to 15 minutes. Remove them from the bucket and allow them to drain and dry out a little bit.

How do you rinse after tie dying? ›

Take the fabric out of the bag, remove all the rubber bands and/or thread used to tie the design, unfold your tie-dye and take a look. At this point, I generally rinse the shirt with water, first cold, then warm and then hot. Rinse a couple of times at each temperature until the water runs mostly clear.

Can you use Ziploc bags for tie-dye? ›

Once the bag and/or shirt is dyed, place them into plastic bags to the dyes set. You want them to remain damp, so sealing them in ziplock bags works well. Leave them inside the bag for 6-8 hours, or even overnight for best results.

What materials Cannot be tie dyed? ›

Synthetic fibers are made from petroleum products. Polyester, nylon, acrylic, and most other synthetic fibers actually are forms of plastic. They are formed into thin, long filaments that are then woven to create fabrics. Because of their chemical composition, they cannot be dyed using the regular tie-dye method.

Do you remove rubber bands before rinsing tie-dye? ›

Take off the rubber bands, and keep rinsing until the water runs clear. Wash the tie-dyed items in the washing machine with hot water and Synthrapol detergent. Wash tie-dyed items separately for the first few wash cycles, so the colors don't get muddied. After that, you can wash and dry them with your regular laundry.

How do you tie-dye a bucket method? ›

Fill a bucket with the dye you've mixed, then dunk the shirt in, making sure the fabric is completely submerged. Leave the shirt in the bucket for as long as the instructions specify, anywhere from ten to 30 minutes. The longer the shirt soaks, the deeper the color is going to be.

How do you make a Chevron tie-dye shirt? ›

Wrap rubber bands tightly around shirt at each of the diagonal lines. Apply first dye colour to every other section of shirt. Apply second dye colour to remaining sections. Let shirt set 6 to 8 hours or longer then remove rubber bands and launder according to dye instructions.

What does Dawn dish soap do to tie-dye? ›

Blue Dawn dish soap is commonly recommended for rinsing and washing tie-dye. Again, the claim is that the pH-neutral soap will pull the excess dye away from the fabric and lead to crisper results.

What does hydrogen peroxide do to tie-dye? ›

Neutralize the bleach with hydrogen peroxide

Pour hydrogen peroxide on the shirt. Let it sit for a few minutes to seep into the fabric. Hydrogen peroxide will deactivate the bleach. Hydrogen peroxide 10% is best for the job, but lower concentrations also work.

Does vinegar really set dye? ›

Although there is a popular belief that using salt and white vinegar to set dyes in your fabrics work, it actually does not. The acid in the vinegar helps set the dye, but is only essential in the dying process and does not really work for cotton dyes.

How do you tie-dye like a professional? ›

  1. Step 1: Pick your materials. ...
  2. Step 2: Mix your dye with warm water. ...
  3. Step 3: Create a tie-dye pattern of your choice with rubber bands. ...
  4. Step 4: Soak your rubber-banded garment in water to prepare it for dyeing. ...
  5. Step 5: Put on gloves. ...
  6. Step 6: Wrap in cling wrap and let sit. ...
  7. Step 7: Rinse out until the water runs clear.
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How can you intensify the color of a dye? ›

Add Salt or Vinegar (If Dyeing Cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool, Nylon Rayon and Ramie). To enhance the color: (1) add 1 cup of salt when dyeing fabrics containing cotton, rayon, ramie or linen; (2) add 1 cup of vinegar when dyeing fabrics containing nylon, silk or wool. Double Time in Dyebath.

Should you tie-dye with hot or cold water? ›

For best results, use hot water because the high heat helps set the color. Also, set your washing machine to the smallest load.

Is washing soda used in tie and dye? ›

Washing soda and soda ash are both sodium carbonate. Both will work fine as a high-pH presoak for tie-dyeing, to activate the fiber molecules so that they attack the dye molecule, forming a strong chemical bond. This works only for Procion MX or other fiber reactive dyes, such as Drimarene K or Remazol dyes.

Why did my tie-dye bleed? ›

Why did my tie dye bleed? If the colors of your tie dye are running together, you are probably applying too much dye. Once the dye can't soak into the shirt anymore it forms puddles on the fabric, which can then leak onto areas you wanted to remain dye-free. It is also possible that your ties aren't tight enough.

What happens if you rinse tie-dye too early? ›

If you rinse the Tie-Dye too early, the colors will run and bleed together, and you won't get the bright, vibrant results you're looking for.

How long is too long to let tie-dye sit? ›

Can tie-dye sit too long? Yes, waiting more than 24 hours after dyeing may result in dark patches of color. Waiting too long may cause the shirt to dry up.

What happens if you use tie-dye after 72 hours? ›

How long can I keep a dye once it has been mixed with water? Do not add water to dye until you are prepared to apply it. Apply dye within 24 hours after mixing. Dye left unapplied after 24 hours will begin to lose concentration and will result in noticeably weaker color intensity.

Is it better to roll or fold shirts when packing? ›

Rolling your clothes in your suitcase will generally save space. This is because it squeezes air from between folds and means the most of available space is used. If done correctly, rolling can also ensure less wrinkles in your clothes.

What are the 6 main types of shibori? ›

There are six major Shibori techniques: Itajime, Arashi, Kanoko, Miura, Nui, and Kumo.

What type of dyeing technique is tie dye? ›

Tie-dye is a resist-dyeing technique that often uses bright, saturated colors and bold patterns. To tie dye, first, fold or crumple fabric and tie it with string or rubber bands. Then, dip the fabric in buckets of dye, or apply the dye with squirt bottles.

What are the various techniques of dyeing and printing? ›

The four main methods of textile printing are block, roller, screen, and heat transfer printing. In each of these methods, the application of the colour, usually as a thickened paste, is followed by fixation, usually by steaming or heating, and then removal of excess colour by washing.

What is marbling technique in tie and dye? ›

Marbling is a process of applying different colors of fabric dyes to textiles, in order to beautify and accentuate it looks.

Is tie dye in Style 2022? ›

As the trends of that era have been sweeping the fashion scene, tie-dye has been making a serious comeback of late, particularly on the Spring/Summer 2022 runways.

What are the 6 main types of Shibori? ›

There are six major Shibori techniques: Itajime, Arashi, Kanoko, Miura, Nui, and Kumo.

What are the seven printing techniques? ›

7 Types of Printing
  • Screen Printing. Screen printing is the transferring of a stenciled design onto a flat surface using a mesh screen, ink, and a squeegee. ...
  • Offset Printing. ...
  • Letterpress Printing. ...
  • LED UV Printing. ...
  • Flexography Printing. ...
  • Digital Printing.
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What are the 5 types of print? ›

Common types of printing are:
  • Surface Printing.
  • Flexographic Printing.
  • Screen Printing.
  • Rotary Screen.
  • Gravure Printing.
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  • Screen Printing.
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