|inspired by Dries Van Noten;|
Sunday, July 8, 2012
DIY PROJECT No. 2: DIP DYEING
Transformation; that's what Doing It Yourself is all about. Alright, maybe not all the time, but a lot of times when it comes to DIY-ing. It's about taking an article of clothing that you own that's possibly plain, old, sad, or ordinary, and turning it into something that'll put a smile on your face every time you wear it because you feel really happy with how it came out and you're proud to actually wear something that you "made" with your own two hands. Trust me when I say that it's genuinely fulfilling to venture into a little DIY-ing, even if you're only doing it just for fun, or whatever reason you might conjure up from the deep abyss of your head; it doesn't matter. What does matter is that you let creativity grow in the process.
Step 3: Partially submerge your material of choice and keep doing so until you've achieved your desired look. Rinse, and ring well, then hang it out in the sun to dry. (Note that clothes are always darker when wet, so expect the color to lighten when your dyed material dries-up)