Saturday, February 23, 2008

Dreaming in Color

Tie-Dyeing the Sheets

I recently started playing with dyeing sheets, because a lot of what I really like about tie-dye is how you can get such interesting patterns from doing various folds. Here are a few I did recently.

I now use the one above as a tablecloth.

The picture above is a twin size sheet set: fitted, flat, and pillowcase. These are 120 thread-count cotton sheets from IKEA. They are "natural" (unbleached) in color, but they dye up pretty nicely and are inexpensive enough for lots of experimentation!

Here's my latest experiment: another twin flat 120 thread-count cotton sheet from IKEA. This one is destined to be an elegant tablecloth.


Anonymous said...

How did you get the star pattern on the sheets?

Sara said...

Both of the star patterns (8-pointed and lotus blossom) are from the DVD "Learn How to Tie Dye: Complete 3 Volume Set" (Volume 3). See my Resources page. The 8-pointed star starts with folding the sheet into eighths (pie wedges) and the lotus in sixteenths. The tying is kind of tricky, though, and best explained in the video. I had to watch it a few times!