Ok I'm just tie & dye addict now and i want to tie & dye everything !! my curtains(since a long time) and I never did it...some pillows....and I never did it, and now I just found this sofa and I just want to try it on mine- Now hope I will do it, it looks pretty easy!
Add designer edge to tired linens, cushion covers and other household materials with soft-touch bands of ombre (shaded light to dark) colour.
What you will need
- Pillowcases (or other fabrics)
- Rubber gloves
- Fabric dye (we used Rit dyes in Teal and Dark Green)
- Dishwashing liquid
- Large rectangular plastic tub
- Masking tape
- Two dining chairs
Using rubber gloves, fill the tub with hot water and add the dye, salt and dishwashing liquid according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Wet the pillowcase, squeeze out excess water and tape the side not being dyed to a broom handle.
Place the tub on the ground between thedining chairs and balance the broom horizontally on the chair seats so that the pillowcase hangs directly into the tub. To achieve the ombre effect (shaded light to dark), leave the bottom third only of the area to be dyed immersed in the dye for 10 minutes.
Unwrap the pillowcase a little to allow the middle third to be immersed for 5 minutes, then unwrap further, so that the final third can be dipped briefly to achieve an even-lighter shade. Remove thepillowcase from the tub, run under cold then warm water until the water runs clear.
Wash the pillowcase separately in warm water with detergent to remove excess dye. Repeat for other pillowcases.
Tip Natural fibres, such as cotton, linen and silk, will achieve much richer shades than man-made fibres.