Yea! I love it! I used the pink tie dye I had left over in my Tulip Tie Dye kit. This time, I did a bulls eye effect on a square piece of white fabric I had laying around.
Just start in one spot, and wrap your fabric in rubber bands every couple of inches all of the way down the fabric. You'll have a little fabric snake. Then lightly dye the fabric with your tie dye!
I left this one overnight to sink in properly, then removed the rubber bands & rinsed it out in the morning. It's so exciting opening it up to see what it looks like!! Once rinsed, I stuck it in the wash by itself. (Wash it in hot water, small load, little soap.)
I trimmed my large piece of fabric down when it was done drying to fit better in my embroidery hoop. Then, I wrote what I wanted to embroider directly onto the fabric. I used a red tracing pencil, but you can use a regular pencil too if you don't have one. You can only barely see my print in the picture above. I used this as a guide to my embroidery.
Then stitch away! I used the same back-stitch that I used for my monogram pillows. That post has a pretty detailed explanation on how to do this stitch. I love embroidering words, they are so easy :) This embroidery project took me probably a little over an hour & a half.
|Tutorial for the frame on the left here|
And it was done! I really like how this turned out! I used just two different embroidery colors to make the type I wanted to stand out. When I was finished & put it up my husband asked what it says. I told him, and he said "oh ok, I thought it was like a to-do list of chores for me every morning". Haha! Yes, I so wanted you to do these chores that I embroidered them. He's so silly :)
Again, you can check out Tulip Tie-Dye's web page, Twitter, Facebook here & here, and Pinterest for tons & tons of great ideas of other projects you can do with their tie dye products!
Have you done any fun embroidery projects lately?
I will be linking this post up to these awesome sites.