Why sew them?
Because David's Bridal doesn't make tie dyed wedding gear.
There has been much science happening in my house.
|First round. Tried to set the dyes by microwaving them. Almost caught fire. The black is not dye.|
|Second try. They're the biggest ones, and I haven't been able to reproduce the bottom pattern.|
|I started taking pictures of the tied versions, so I could remind myself what they ended up looking like.|
|The middle one from above. Jeez, that black traveled EVERYWHERE. Whoops.|
|The top one from two pictures ago. That is some overly creepy black, and it looks like a dragon making kissyface.|
|The one on the left is the bottom one from three pictures ago. Pattern is okay, but not a lot of color variation. It's shown with first attempt (right) and second attempt (center).|
|A new dye recipe and a strange stitched fold.|
|Okay, the cobalt is a leeeeeeetle too aggressive. Maybe I should dilute that.|
|Stitched tie and a new dye formulation.|
|Well, there's more color variation, at least... but it's sorta....patchy.|
|New dye formulation, same fold as the original orange ones.|
|Yeah, the cobalt needs to be diluted.|
|How much should I dilute these formulas? SCIENCE WILL TELL ME.|
|New formula, tied-then-dried fabric, and a syringe to apply precise drops of dye. What shall it look like? I'll know in 12 hours.|
|I swear, I wear gloves.|