Loops & Threads™ Dye It! Floss Bangle Bracelet
- Loops & Threads™ Dye it! Kit
- Craft Glue
- Plastic or Wood Bangle Bracelet
- Paper Towels
- Plastic Trash Bag
Dying the Floss
Protect your work area by covering it with plastic trash bags. Cover the bags with a layer of paper towels.
Protect your clothes with an apron or smock and wear gloves.
Rinse the skeins of floss in warm water and pat dry with a paper towel. Necklace should be slightly damp when dyeing.
While wearing gloves, mix dye by adding water to the dye powder in each applicator bottle. * Note: Adding more water will produce lighter colors, less water will create darker colors. Make sure cap is on tight and shake well until dye is dissolved.
Next, use applicator bottles to apply dye to the floss. Be careful not to use too much dye as colors may become muddy. Use paper towels to blot off excess dye.
Let the floss set for 6 or more hours. The longer it sets, the more intense the color will be.
After it has set for 6 or more hours, rinse thoroughly with cold water and allow to dry before wrapping the bracelet.
Wrapping the Bracelet
Wrap this bracelet by making left knots with 2 strands of floss at the same time depending on how thick you want the knotted edge to look.
Measure and cut 1 pieces of floss to 72 inches.
With the ends even, fold floss in half and attach to bangle with a larks head knot (A). Now you should have a group of 2 strands hanging from the bracelet.
Using all of the floss like a single strand, tie left knots (B) around bracelet until it is completely covered. To finish, tie a small knot as close to the bangle as possible, add a small dab of glue and trim off excess floss. Tip: If you run out of floss while tying, simply tie a knot or add a dab of glue to the end, measure & cut a new piece of floss, tie onto bangle. Continue tying left knots.
Measure and cut three 8 inch strands of floss. Group the strands together, and tie into a knot around the bangle (C). You should now have 6 strands of equal length hanging from the bangle. Group these strands into 3 groups of 2. Using each group of 2 as a single strand, braid the groups together. At the end of the braid, tie a knot.
Use a needle to string beads onto the end of the braid. Tie a knot in the end to secure beads.
Trim off excess floss.
Use a needle and small length of floss to tie beads onto the bracelet where desired.
Read all instructions before you start.
Do not add water to the dye powder until you are ready to use it.
Dye should be applied within 45 minutes of mixing with water or it will begin to lose color intensity.
Dye will stain skin and clothes, always wear gloves when working with dye.
Always use dye with adult supervision.
Dye multiple floss skeins at the same time since dye mixed with water will begin to fade in 45 minutes.
Create custom colors by blending and overlapping dyes.
Do not allow wet dye to rest on unprotected surfaces. Wet dye will stain.
When you are finished, be sure to clean up your work area thoroughly by removing any excess dye or dye dust as it may stain surfaces or clothes.