Tie-dye Swirl pattern
The most known tie-dye technique is the spiral pattern. You take one point from your fabric and twist it around until you have a ball of textile which you tie together with elastic bands. It cannot go wrong, each pattern is unique.
What you need
- Talens Art Creation Textile Silk Tie-dye set
- Plastic gloves (are included in the Textile Silk Tie-dye set)
- T-shirt or other textile
- Elastic bands
- Plastic to cover your workspace
- Bowl with water
All the textile you use should have at least 50% cotton. It should be washed without fabric softener before applying the paint.
Wet the t-shirt and wring it really well so it’s damp. This way the paint will be absorbed in better.
Lay out the t-shirt take the textile between your fingers and twist. Twist until it’s a ball.
Take the elastic bands and put them around the ball of textile.
Apply the paint to the textile. Don’t forget the back. Let the paint sit so it can be thoroughly absorbed.
Now you have 2 options.
Option 1: Pastel look. Rinse the t-shirt until water is clear. Let the t-shirt dry. Then iron for 5 minutes to fixate.
Option 2: Vibrant look. Let the t-shirt dry. Iron for 5 minutes to fixate. Then rinse under the tab until the water is clear.
After that you can wash it on 40 degrees.