Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tie Dye Spider

Hello! So sorry it's been a while. Between packing up our entire house, playing with my babies, vacationing, hubby, living out of a suitcase, moving, unpacking, and adjusting to our new life away from everything we have known, I have had little time to blog. Scratch that! I have had NO time to blog let alone see what is going on out there in the world today. Well, Im glad to tell you that Immmm baaaaaack! So let's get started shall we!

Today Im going to show you how to do a spider tie dye! Ooooooooooooo! Get excited! It's oh so easy and oh so fun! This last camping vacation we all tie dyed so I took some shots! It was fun.... in a non-tree-hugging sort of way. :)
If you missed the first tie dying post, I recommend you click HERE


-Dharma dye (your desired colors, you need at least 1 dark color for the spider)
-Soda Ash Fixative
-Dust Mask
-2 buckets (one for soda ash and one for rinsing water)
-8 oz squeeze bottles
-Cooling rack
-Old metal pot
-Paper Towels
-White shirt (onezies, T-shirt, kid shirt, whatever you want)
-Latex gloves (to protect your hands from being dyed)
-Rubber bands or string
-Gallon plastic freezer bags
- 1 Wooden Cloths pin
Now your going to follow all the necessary instructions as you did in my first tutorial (Mix dye, soak clothing in soda ash, and prepare a work surface).
The only thing you are going to do different is: tying the clothing and squirting the dye.

1. Tying the Spider:
After your material has soaked in the soda ash, ring out excess and lay on work surface.

Fold in half.........

Take your handy dandy cloths pin, clip the center of the shirt and roll it in a circular motion until you reach the end. (I used my fingertips, but a cloths pin works best!)

Once you wrap your circle in rubber bands or string, it's spider time!
2. Dying the Spider:
Now this is the fun part! Your going to grab your darkest color and work from the center until you get to the outside. Think Cinnamon rolls and you'll do fine! ;) See picture below for details.

Fill the empty white spots with a lighter color or two. Flip over gently and repeat the same dark pattern on other side (yes the dark lines should be the same or close to it on each side) Fill in with lighter color again.
Place in zip lock and let sit for 12-24 hours. Wash and tada! Spider Man! Or baby! Or what have you. Happy tie dying!


  1. Oh! I think I need one in orange and black for Halloween!

  2. That is awesome...we always tie dye for 4th of July and did orange and black "swirls" last year and my kids will love to do a spider!

  3. love this! i am always intrigued by tie dye but never know how to get results --this helps big time. thanks for breaking it down like this!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Your tutorial has been featured on this week's top 10 newsletter. You can view the newsletter here. Keep up the great work!



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