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Dip Dyed Tea Towel DIY

Dip-Dyeing fabric with chalk paint is a great way to change the color of your fabric.

Most generally when our customers come in to purchase Annie Sloan Paint it is for a furniture DIY project, an updated dresser, side table, or mirror.  But in this fun project, we are going give you a step by step, on how to DIY tea towels with Annie Sloan paint. 

Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan works brilliantly as a fabric dye. When dip dyeing fabric, you can control how strong the colour comes through simply by adding more water. Linen, cotton, cotton voile and synthetic curtains all work well with this technique. You can also use patterned cottons or linens, such as the Pastorale Toiles from the Annie Sloan Fabric Collection.

Step 1.

Create your dye by adding 1 tablespoon of Chalk Paint® to roughly 1 liter of tepid water in a bucket or washing up bowl. Stir thoroughly to ensure the paint is completely diluted and evenly dispersed.

Step 2:

Dip your fabric into the dye, allowing the fabric to soak it in. Agitate the fabric until the whole piece is evenly dyed.

Step 3:

Do not leave the fabric to soak – remove from the water and leave to drip-dry outdoors or next to a heater.

Step 4:

Once completely dry, iron or tumble dry the fabric to seal the colour. Do not use salt, this tends to increase colour bleed.

You can then wash your material on a 30ºC wash with no colour loss. If you use a stronger quantity of paint in your dye, there might be more fade.

 

Colors Used in the set pictured:

Burgundy, Graphite, Old Violet , Provence

July 18, 2016 — Abby Sumter

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