- plain white towel or bath sheet
- textile dye (I used hand dye Dylon in Bahama Blue)
- boiling water
- salt (½ cup per 3 l of water or according to the instruction on the dye packaging)
- vinegar (about ½ cup per 3 l of water)
how to tie in stripey pattern
- rubber bands or strong strings
- containers for die and water with vinegar
- optionally bottles with nozzles for more precise application of colours
- wooden spoon
- Dissolve dye powder and salt in boiling water.
- In meantime wet the towel and hang to dry for a while, it have to be damp but not dripping.
- Tie rubber bands or strings on the towel as on above image.
- Place in a container with dye, one at the time.
- After about 15-20 minutes remove the towel from the dye and leave aside for about 15-20 minutes again.
- Remove the rubber bands and place towel in a basin with cold water and vinegar for another 15-20 minutes to stop the colours running.
- Wash by hand in washing liquid to get rid of the vinegar scent, rinse under cold water.
- And voilà, your beautiful tie dye beach towel is ready!
tie dye stipey pattern in Bahama blue
Having plain white beach tunic on hand I turned it also into Bahama blue to match the towel using this tie dye method.
Use containers with lids to dissolve dye in to be able to save it for the next couple days and reuse.