Gorgeously dyed ombre scarves seem to be popping up everywhere - and you know how I love me some scarves. They're an essential accessory in my book not to mention fabulous for hiding extra skin. As a result of this love, I've saved a couple of tutorials from my wearable diy Pinterest board over here and here.
Now, I have to admit that this is more of a mash up of what I've found on Pinterest and is so easy that it barely qualifies as a tutorial. At any rate, I love the results and want to pass this along to you.
what I used:
- knit fabric which comes about 60" wide. I cut it to a width of about 24"
- fabric dye
- large glass bowl or plastic tub (although plastic could stain)
- 1 cup of salt
- rubber gloves
what I did:
(okay. don't blink or you'll miss it)
Fill your container with hot water and add the salt. Allow to dissolve.
Add desired amount of dye. I used what I had left - about 1/2 bottle.
If you use knit, you won't have to hem the edges. Told you this was easy.
(You could, literally, stop here if you wanted a basic scarf)
Wet the fabric to help the dye blend smoothly.
Fold the fabric in half and dip the end pieces into the tub about 1/3 of the way up.
Leave in for a few minutes (5 to 7-ish)
Add about 1/3 more of the fabric leaving the last third out.
Leave that in for a few minutes. (I didn't time it but just kept checking for the desired effect)
Remove fabric and rinse with warm water until the water runs clear.