What Are Some Folding Techniques for Tie Dyeing?

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.

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.