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{go make me} ombre dyeing


Beware, this blog entry contains images that are so bright you'll need to wear shades

Vignette or Ombre Dyeing is the coolest look this year (see Sass & Bide 2011 Summer Collection below). I love pink and orange together but you don't need to go full-on brilliant colours like we have done here, but just have fun

Ombre Dyeing

I used a stove top and hung the clothes into the solution as I wanted the dye solution to be as hot as possible. You can follow the instructions from the Rit website as an alternative

You will need
• Clothing to Dye (preferrably white)
• Liquid Dye in various colours (I used Rit Dye) and salt
• Measuring cup
• Large pot (bigger than the one I used!)
• Tongs and Rubber gloves
* Coat hangers
• Stove top and dowel or a hanging device to dip clothes into dye soloution
• Plastic drop sheet

1. Cover any areas with the plastic drop sheet so they don't get stained
2. Launder or wet item of clothing. Squeeze out any excess liquid
3. Prepare dye: follow manufacturers instructions and pour into a large pot and gently simmer on a low boil
4. Hang clothes above stove and dip into dye bath for at least 10 minutes or longer for added strength of colour
5. Wearing rubber gloves, gently squeeze out excess dye and rinse dyed section under cool water until water runs clear
6. Hang on line until dry and then repeat on the other section of garment in alternate colour