2 Crumple Tie-Dye Patterns AND a Tie-Dye Spiral – by my 12-year-old

Spiral and crumple tie-dye

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What’s a boy to do when he needs new t-shirts but doesn’t want the same boring thing that everyone else is wearing?

Tie-dye his own, of course!

Forrest chose two crumple tie-dye patterns and a spiral in a flame-like colourway.

Watch below to see how a 12-year-old tie-dyes!

He really likes the tie-dye spiral, although says the red dye came out of the bottle a little too fast and so made the centre of the spiral too red. He’s completely right, I’ve ordered bottles with smaller holes because the ones I bought recently are hard to control. He’s also impressed with the green/yellow crumple tie-dye technique, it turned out just as he intended.

He’s a bit ambivalent about the crumple tie-dye with black. He didn’t like the way the black turned out, and says next time he would crumple it tighter or spray the black instead.

It’s all learning!

We use Procion dyes, but Tulip tie-dye kits are a great easy choice.

Thanks for watching! If you’re inspired to DIY your own dyes please share and tag @dyediyhq on Facebook or Instagram. I’d love to see what you create.

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