Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Blues Have It - Tie Dye

I just got done with a huge batch of tie dye. 77 in all.

I have finally learned after all this time, do your shirts in color batches!

This doesn't mean that every shirt has to be the same color, like blue and black.

What this means is work in a color majority.

Here's why!

Up until now, when I do my tie dying, I just let the magic happen. I experiment with color combinations to see what is new and exciting, and know I can always fall back on tried and true color pairings for beautiful, vibrant shirts.

Sometimes I just don't pay attention, and when it is time for the wash out, I have six shirts that are in a blue family, and one that is yellow. I can't wash that one yellow with all the blues. It will come out dull and 'muddy'. That means, I am using my washing machine, for one shirt.

Not efficient.

This last go around, I broke it out into groups.

If I did rainbow spirals, I did seven to ten of them. That makes for a good load in the washer
If I did blues, I made sure I did enough shirts in blue, and blue compliment colors to make it worth my time use my washing machine.  And the same for all colors.

It worked out so much better this time - AND - I worked with colors I don't normally work with, like green!!

So here is to the blue group!!

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