I have been tie- dying fabric since the start of the Summer and every single project was so much fun. The best thing about tie-dye is that every project leads to amazing results. You never know what the results looks like in the end, but it’s always beautiful. I had tons of fun creating these tie-dye beach towels and I hope you will enjoy re-creating them just as much.
When I posted my tie-dyed kitchen towels a few weeks ago a lot of people wrote in that they would love to tie-dye it as well, but they are just afraid of the mess in their kitchen or house.
I have to admit I have felt the same way in the beginning. My first tie-dye experience was pretty messy and I that was the reason why I have stopped dying fabric for a while as well. But after seeing so many fun tie-dye ideas I just couldn’t resist and I had to give it anther try.
The best and most helpful advice I can give you is to go slow and easy. Prepare your work area accordingly. Place your dye in appropriate plastic bottles, place paper towels around the work station in case of any spills. Place everything you need, even the plastic bags out and within close reach. I like tie-dying fabric in my stainless steel kitchen sink. As soon as I apply the dye I remove the dyed fabric from the sink and place in a plastic bag overnight and rinse the sink immediately. That way you really don’t have a mess around your kitchen or other work area.
These tie-dye beach towels really turned out great. I bought different colors of dye at Michel’s Craft Store and some really inexpensive white big towels. I applied different tie technique to every single one and the results are amazing. I have to admit I really like the glow in the dark effect of look for the Summer. It’s so fun and great energy for bringing to the beach.
For all these techniques I used simple ordinary tie-dye, available at any craft store. I mixed each color with water according to package instructions. The tie-dye ready boxes have dye already prepared and measured in plastic bottles. All you need to do is adding the water. For these tie-dye beach towels I did not dilute the dye more than the instructions called for, because I wanted the dye color effect to be really intense.
Tie-dying with plastic bottles really prevents a lot of the mess that most people are afraid of when it comes to tie-dying. These bottles also make it really easy to create patterns in your fabric.
This is my favorite tie-dye technique. You simple grab the middle of the towel, and place rubber bands all along the fabric. as many as you like. The result is a beautiful sunshine print.
Another technique is rolling the towel up tightly and then rolling it up tightly.
Now you can apply your dye in any pattern you like.
The third design is simply rolling up the towel and creating the pattern of your choice. Simple and easy.
The results are all beautiful and no matter how you decide to design your own tie-dye beach towel I’m sure you will enjoy it all Summer!
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