Rinse and Wash:

After 60 minutes, dyeing is complete. Remove fabric from dye bucket and pour the exhausted dye bath down the drain. Rinse fabric thoroughly in a bucket of room temperature 75o to 95oF (24o to 35oC) water. Change the rinse water 3 to 4 times. Wash in HOT 140oF (60oC) water, adding a few drops of Synthrapol, (or soft soap). Rinse well and dry. Dark colors may need a second HOT Synthrapol wash. If the rinse water is not clear, then wash it again in HOT water with Synthrapol.

Once your fabric is washed out, you may begin to carefully cut apart the stiches.

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    Dec 31, 2010, 12.52 AMby gir

    Totally Rad, thanks for the tutorial.

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    Oct 1, 2009, 03.27 PMby keweenawchris

    Beautiful. It would be fun to try this the opposite way. Use a dark fabric, then immerse it in color remover or bleach.

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    Sep 2, 2009, 09.54 AMby racheblue

    great tutorial – amazing effects. i will try this with natural, non-toxic dyes. thanks :)

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    Sep 2, 2009, 06.37 AMby balizen

    thanks that was really useful info

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    Sep 2, 2009, 04.47 AMby emperorny67

    thank You very much this inspired me and I will make some designs with that technique

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    Sep 1, 2009, 11.24 PMby nevienoodle

    Unbelievable. Thank you so much. My finance will be covered from head to toe yet again.

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    Aug 30, 2009, 04.52 PMby niqaivah

    that is amazing. what culture is Shibori from? i’d like to know.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 12.41 PMby ichigogirl

      It sounds like a Japanese word… google it :-)!

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    Aug 30, 2009, 03.24 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is really amazing, will have to try this. Thank you for sharing!

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    Aug 29, 2009, 12.28 PMby indil

    Beautiful and inspiring technique! I suppose you can use it also with natural dyes? Like from berries or similar?

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    Aug 28, 2009, 07.49 AMby lybu

    Thank you !!!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 07.49 AMby spontique

    This is so inspiring. Thank you

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    Aug 28, 2009, 05.41 AMby boho

    Aweome tutorial! I would love to try this out, the end result is beautiful!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 05.06 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    great info and pictures!

    i was wondering if you can use other types of dyes?

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