Ringing in Tradition T-Shirt by ArtMinds™
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Ringing in Tradition T-Shirt by ArtMinds™

The most recognizable design in tie-dye is easy to make and at your fingertips using bold primary colors from the ArtMinds™ Primary Tie-Dye Kit.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • ArtMinds™ Tie-Dye Kit – Primary
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Pastry Cooling Rack, Large
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Zip Ties
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash T-shirt without fabric softener and do not dry.

Step 2 Cover work surface with plastic table cover.

Step 3 Lay shirt flat on covered work surface.

Step 4 Pinch fabric between fingers where center of bull's-eye is desired.

Step 5 Pull fabric up from this point into a tube shape.

Step 6 Wrap three zip ties tightly along this tube, dividing your shirt into three sections.

Step 7 Mix red, yellow and blue dyes according to package instructions.

Step 8 Lay zip-tied shirt on covered work surface.

Step 9 Apply yellow dye to center section, keeping dye ½" from zip tie to minimize color bleed. Apply blue dye to next section and red dye to the last section.

Step 10 Let set six to eight hours.

Step 11 Rinse shirt in cold water until water runs clear.

Step 12 Without removing zip ties, wash T-shirt in washing machine.

Step 13 Remove zip ties and dry in dryer.

Tips

Laying the zip-tied shirt on a cooling rack over work surface while dyeing helps minimize color bleeding.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Lauri Eaton courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.