Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern. Tie the thread ends together in pairs, holding tightly. Be careful not to let it loosen up while tying.
Dye Diana Dye When I was first setting up the Try Handmade Market, long-time advocate of 1000 Markets Diana, of Dye Diana Dye, was one of the first people to jump in and let me know to ask her for any help I might need. It really made 1km start to feel like a friendly community to me. Can you believe the detail in her shirts? Her shop tagline is incredibly appropriate: “it’s not your typical tiedye” readmore..
how to dye a mandala; fold in quarters, then eighths, then sixteenths. Using a ruler or a straight edge, draw a diagonal line from one edge of the pie wedge to the other. Draw a few more lines along the length of your folded fabric. These will give you a guide as to where to fold and tie. They also will help delineate your bands of color when you dye your star. See another photo in post.