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Our gym towel problem wasn’t over with the addition of our rainbow striped towel, so it was time to dye more towels.
This time, I used the low water immersion dyeing technique to make two very different towels in the same dyebath.
It’s a great example of how a mucky looking tub of dye can end up creating quite different patterns and colours.
Watch to see how random dye pouring and a suspiciously brown liquid dye bath and yield beautiful patterns!
Low water immersion dyeing requires the fabric to be stuffed tightly into a container. The crumpling creates the patterns on the fabric. You can also tie or intentionally fold the fabric before immersing it – pleats and spirals turn out quite nicely.
I used the following colours from Dharma Trading Co: lemon yellow, turquoise, Dutch chocolate, and moss green.
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The area you pour the dye into matters, as you can see from the quite different patterns and colours on the towels below.
Even though they were both in the same dye bath, with the same colours of dye, they absorbed the colours quite differently.
So with the addition of these low water immersion towels we’re NEARLY at our required towel quota! I’ve got one more to dye, and I think a rainbow galaxy would turn out great. Stay tuned!
We use Procion dyes, but if you want something a little simpler Tulip tie-dye kits are a great option.
Thanks for watching! We’d love to hear if you decide to try it and DIY your own monochrome tie-dye spiral. Tag @dyediyhq on Instagram or Facebook and we’ll check it out.