Cover your worktop with plastic sheeting and wear gloves.
Launder the garment first.
Ensure fabric is damp.
Use cotton string to tie knots on garment front and back. The harder the knots, the greater the contrast pattern.
Dab dye on the garment. Squeeze the knots to help the dye absorb thoroughly.
Give the dye an hour to soak in before snipping off the strings. Leave to dry.
Fix the dye by ironing on the cotton setting (without steam) for 5 min. or by heating in the oven at 150 °C for 5 min. Check that the fabric is not touching the ovens heating elements.
Give old clothes a new lease of life using fabric dye and the art of dye-resist! This runny fabric dye is suitable for use on white and pale-coloured cotton garments. The dye has a great watercolour quality, making it perfect for recolouring clothes using tie-dye. Tie-dye is a type of resist-dyeing in which you knot, fold, twist or tie fabric before dyeing it. For a stubborn stain on a pair of shorts or top, don't discard them, but upcycle and transform them using tie-dye! Remember to protect your work surface and your clothes before starting. Tie-dyed clothes are washable at 40 °C. Wash separately the first couple of times.