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Tie Dye Techniques


Whether you're a tie-dye beginner, or have tried tie-dye before and you're looking for inspiration, simply click on the images below to download PDF instructions for a fantastic range of tie-dye techniques, ranging from spiral tie-dye, shibori, watercolour effects and more!

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This one’s a real gem! See how easy it is to create 3 different diamond patterns that’ll have you feeling fancy every time you wear tie dye.
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Watch the Diamond Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Yes, tie dyeing in reverse is real & results in amazing designs!
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Watch the Reverse Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Learn two ways to do this super fun technique!
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Watch the Mandala Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


More intricate and detailed than modern tie dye, Shibori is a Japanese technique that uses string and other folding methods.
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Put a twist on tie dye with the spiral tie-dye technique! Whether you use one colour or four, you'll love the winding effects!
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Watch the Spiral Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Create bursts of colour all over your shirt by just gathering your fabric into balls or add items under to support.
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Watch the Sunburst Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Explore the best of both worlds… tie dye and painting with muted brushstrokes of colour.
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Combine bleach and colour applications on a spiral twist for a tie-dye look that’s out of this world! Learn how here!
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Watch the Galaxy Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Easy and fun! Fold your fabric into squares, apply dye around corners for a grid-like result.
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Watch the Folding Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Here’s how to fold your shirt for the perfect chevron pattern tie dye! It’s fun, easy and with great results!
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The most recognized tie-dye technique and the easiest! Just add rubber band rings to your heart’s content.
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Watch the Bullseye Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Whether you want horizontal or vertical stripes, this simple tie-dye technique can be used with as many dye colours as you like!
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When you’re looking for a similar but slightly different tie-dye effect, use string instead of rubber bands.
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The secret to this tie-dye technique is the addition of black dye on one side of your spiral. You’ll love the reveal!
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Watch the Spider Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Create a smooth gradation of colour using dye, water and a paintbrush.
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Watch the Ombre Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


Remember your fun childhood kaleidoscope? You can make the same shapes with powdered dye and ice!
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Watch the Kaleidoscope Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here


No need to mix up your dyes for the ultra-cool ice tie-dye technique! Let the ice do the work to produce one-of-a-kind watercolour tie-dye effects.
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If you LOVE tie dye, then this is the pattern for you (and it’s easier than you think)!
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No twisting, folding or pleating needed for this super easy tie-dye technique; just straight up scrunching!
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Watch the Crumple Tie Dye Technique video by Tulip Color Crafts here

Easy and fun! You will love this tie-dye technique!
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