Hand Dyed Indigo Napkins – Making it
Materials1- Napkins (you can order the same ones I used here, or use what you have in your home) 2- Tie dye kit (I recommend this one here because it comes with the dye as well as a couple of tools, like the rubber bands, gloves, popsicle sticks and square wooden pieces) 3- Clothespins 4- Large bucket
Pattern 1To create this gorgeous and uneven pattern you will need a popsicle stick, two rubber bands, and napkin. Place the popsicle stick on the edge of the napkin and roll it until it looks like the image below. Attach two rubber bands to one side. And you are ready to dye. One very important thing to note is that to achieve the desired pattern, you will immerse the napkin (side with the rubber bands) into the dye but leave about 2 to 3 inches off the dye.
Pattern 2This might be my favorite pattern. To create this pattern you will need clothespins and napkin. Fold your napkin three times and place your pins like the image below. To make this particular pattern you will immerse the whole napkin into the dye.
Pattern 3This is a super easy pattern to make. Just roll your napkin like the image below and attached two rubber bands to it. When immersing the napkin into the dye make sure you leave about 3 inches off the dye so the edges stay white.
Pattern 4To create pattern #4, you will need to be up for a folding game. Just kidding, it is pretty easy. All you have to do is to accordion fold your napkin until you make it into a narrow band, then fold it four times until you end up with a small square shape. Attach one rubber band to hold it in place and fully immerse it into the dye.
Pattern 5This pattern is very similar to pattern #4. But this time, after you accordion fold the napkin, you will only fold it three times to create a broader pattern. I also used the square wooden block that came with my kit and secured it with two rubber bands like the image below. You can fully immerse the napkin into the dye to achieve this look. Make sure you follow the dye instruction that came with the tie dye kit. It is pretty easy. Once the dye is ready, start immersing your napkins into it and watch as the magic happens. When you remove the napkins from the dye, they will look yellow/greenish. Don't panic. As the napkins dry, they turn into the blue color you see on the photos. After your pieces have dried, you can wash them and you are all set! To see more DIY projects like a custom chandelier or creative headboard visit here. And don't forget to connect with us here!
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