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How to Tie-Dye with Ice
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How to Tie-Dye with Ice

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1+ Days

Discover how to transform a pair of white canvas shoes with this quick and easy project. Using tie-dye and ice, get ready to learn a unique tie-dyeing method which creates fabulous results!

It’s the perfect choice for anyone who loves bold and bright colours! You’ll make a big impact with this eye-catching addition to your wardrobe.

Project and instructions by Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte for Tulip.

Before starting work on your project, make sure to cover and protect your work surface and prep your dyes by mixing with water according to the instructions.

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How to make

You will also need:

* White canvas shoes

* Cooling rack

* Ice

* Plastic tub

Step 1

Use masking tape to tape around soles of shoes to prevent dye from staining them. No need to pre-soak the shoes; you can leave them dry for this technique.

Step 2

Place a cooling wire rack over the top of a plastic bin (the bin will collect the runoff from ice and dyes as the ice melts). Place the prepped shoes on top of the rack.

Step 3

Pile ice over the shoes, making sure you cover as much of the shoes as possible with ice.

Step 4

Select desired dye colours and sprinkle the dry dye powders over the top of the ice according to your liking. There’s no need to add water to the dye bottles to mix before pouring over the ice.

Step 5

Continue sprinkling dye powders over the others, any way you like. As the ice melts, it'll transfer the dyes to the shoes.

Allow the ice to melt overnight.

Step 6

Once the ice has melted, leave the shoes to dry, then remove the maksing tape.

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