Fabric Dyeing Techniques

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Summer weather is the perfect time to head outside and try out some large scale projects. Lots of fabric dyeing techniques require tons of space and fresh air to help dry your creation. So take advantage of the lovely summer weather and try a new technique!

Glue Batik Technique

Glue Batik Technique

Though you’re painting the fabric rather than dyeing with this technique, the result is still super fun and you can definitely do this project outside. This is a great family project because every age group can enjoy it. It could also be really fun on a pillowcase for a slumber party.

Natural Dye and Shibori - Tried & True

Natural Dye and ShiboriTried & True

I that of all the techniques I looked at for this post, I am most intrigued by shibori. It’s like tie dying but you use different objects to create the patterns rather than just rubber bands. I’m dying to try this out and I love that there is a recipe for natural dye in this tutorial as well.

Bleach Spotted Fabric - A Beautiful Mess

Bleach Spotted FabricA Beautiful Mess

This tutorial may be more like un-dyeing. You’ll definitely want to go outside, or at least to a well ventilated area for this one, but it looks really easy and I think the result is super fun!

Fabric Dyeing with Flowers - Aquarian Soul

Fabric Dyeing with FlowersAquarian Soul

I love that this technique leaves you with something totally unexpected. The natural colors are so pretty and each piece is going to be completely unique!

How to Ice Dye - Jojotastic

How to Ice DyeJojotastic

This is the perfect summer dyeing technique. Use the heat of the sun to create a really interesting pattern with very little effort from you! I think the results are stunning.

Do you have any fun fabric dyeing techniques? I’d love to hear about them! Let me know in the comments. If you want even more inspiring ways to dye fabric, check out our Craft Trends Pin Board!

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About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

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