I’m so delighted to have an old blogging friend here! Please welcome Julie from richardsonshine. Julie and I have known each other for awhile now. Her blog is a place that I often visit for design inspiration (and pics of her adorable children). I think you’re going to love her. She has a great tutorial for us today for DIY Ombre Ties!
There are two ways to create this ombre tie:
1) sew the tie first, then dip in the dye, OR,
2) dip the unsewn tie pieces first, then sew the tie together afterwards.
We’re doing the latter method, but remember I’m dyeing two ties here, not just one. If you’re a bit nervous about dyeing fabric, start with just one color and one tie.
Depending on how concentrated your dye is, you may want to use more than one bucket or bowl. The yellow wasn’t too dark, so I kept it to half a bottle of dye in one bowl of water. The navy blue (which turned out slightly purple) was super dark, so I poured some into smaller bowls, diluting the dye more and more each time. It just takes some experimenting!
All right, wet your fabric before you dip.