If you’ve been looking at fashion and interiors lately, you might have noticed the trend for tie dye, and everything a little boho. This is, of course, not completely new, it first showed up in the 70’s and hasn’t really gone away since. As with most fashions, they tend to make a more prominent appearance every few years and then fade a little into the background. The last time I did some tie dyeing – which is quite a long time ago – I produced a t-shirt that I then hardly took off for most of the summer. This time, however, I felt like giving my home a bit of a summery boho vibe, so I decided to make a wall hanging.
Well, maybe the t-shirt will still follow. If you’d like to make a wall hanging like this,why not follow my simple tutorial. You can choose any colour you like, I’ve chosen the dark grey because it works so well in my home, but bright pink or a strong green would also look great.
Here's what you'll need...
- A 90-95cm length of white/neutral cotton fabric, 150cm wide. It has to be 100% cotton (or linen) as any manmade fabrics will not take the dye
- 2 wood dowels, 90cm long
- 1 pack of fabric dye
- 500g salt
- Elastic bands, 1 for each “circle” you’re looking to create
- PVA glue
- Small paintbrush to apply the glue