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What are some folding techniques for tie dyeing?

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One folding technique for tie dyeing fabric requires folding a shirt, or other piece of fabric, from the bottom to the neck in a zig-zag pattern, creating pleats. An individual should then secure rubber bands around the fabric at even intervals and apply dye to both the front and back.

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Another folding technique is the sunburst technique, which requires folding a piece of fabric, such as a flour sack, in half, laying it flat and again folding the fabric in half lengthwise. Approximately every 1 to 2 inches, pull a small piece of fabric upward, tie a rubber band around it and repeat this process. Then apply dye in between and in the center of each of the tied-off pieces of fabric and around the outside edges of the fabric.

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