Sunday, June 10, 2012

DIY Ombre Lace Scarf

 Happy Sunday to all! Today, I'm sharing a really easy project that I just finished and am thrilled ombre dyed lace scarf!

The materials that you will need are:
  1. A white lace or cotton fabric panel. Cotton is the easiest to dye if you haven't dyed anything at home before. Synthetics can be dyed but require more effort. I used an antique lace table runner for my scarf, but lace fabric can also be used and cut to scarf size.
  2. The dye of your choice.
  3. A hanger, clothes pins and a bucket.

Prepare the dye according to the instructions on the package. Fold your scarf in half and drape it over the hanger. Secure it with the clothes pins so that it doesn't shift during the dye process. I folded my scarf in half twice so that I could dye the very end and the middle. Wet down your scarf with plain water first before immersing it in the dye. This helps the dye spread. Now it is ready! Holding the hanger hook quickly dip the scarf in the dye to where you want the lightest color to start and hold there for 5-10 seconds. Longer may dye it the full dark color. Then pull it back out by a few inches, leaving only the tips still in the dye. This is where the color will be darkest. Leave the tips in the dye for the full length of time recommended on the box. The color will softly spread upward creating the ombre effect.

After it has finished completely dying, wash and dry according to the instructions on the box. Your scarf should now be ready to wear! Enjoy!

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