I found some old tie-dye supplies left over from last summer. They warn that age will distort the colors, and these have been around for a year. I decided to try out my project using 10-yard hanks of twine.
Step one: Measure off the twine and keep it as neat as possible to prevent tangling. I have a hard time dying with this kind of thing when it is longer than 10 yards. (That is to say, I have a hard time keeping it from tangling!)
Step three: Place the twine in a zipper-seal plastic bag. Squirt the dye in. Through the plastic bag, massage the dye into the fibers.
Step four: Let it set. I wanted to pull one out, so I chose the purple. I removed it after 20 minutes. All others were left to set in the dye for about 4 hours.
Step five: Through the plastic, squeeze out the dye, allowing it to puddle at the bottom of the bag. Using gloves, remove the twine and immediately drop it into distilled white vinegar. (This is the cheap kind of vinegar that you buy at the grocery for a couple of bucks a gallon and is useful for cleaning and deordorizing around the house.) Let it set for a few minutes to help set the color.
|I used the Mickey Font ticket, cut at 1-1/2" on my Expression to make these poster board cards for the twine I dyed.|