Dresses, maxi’s, tunics, tops, rompers, cover-ups, you name it, it’s all been done in tie dye over the past few seasons. This fashion trend continues to go strong into the new year with new bold colors and new tie dye patterns. A fun way to brighten up any ward robe! Zen Knits Dress below available in Ocean tie dye.
Our beautiful tie dye knit is hand dyed and not printed making each garment unique. Each tie dye fabric starts out as a white canvas. The style above is white and turquoise so achieving this effect only requires tying the fabric and then dipping it in turquoise dye. If it is a two tone tie dye, we first dye the entire fabric to achieve the base color. Then we wash and dry the fabric. After drying, we tie the fabric to achieve the desired tie dye pattern and then dip it in the second color.
There are numerous ways to create tie dye patterns. It all just depends on how you tie the fabric and how (and how long) you dip the fabric into the dye. You can create unlimited possibilities with this technique even using a number of color combinations. Some common tye dye patterns are marble, swirl, circle and crocodile.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Tie-dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton; typically using bright colors. It is a modern version of traditional dyeing methods used in many cultures throughout the world. “Tie-dye” can also describe the resulting pattern or an item which features this pattern. Tie-dyeing became fashionable in the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of hippie style. It was popularized in the United States by musicians such as John Sebastian, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and Joe Cocker.