(Closed) Tie Dyed Crinoline?!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
433 posts
Helper bee

I know you can dye it one color in the washing machine… step by step here and probably in your related posts

but…. I don’t see why tye dying different colors would be that much different. You just couldn’t use a washing machine and would probably need to bunch the criny up, tie it with string (or rubber band but it’s kind of long for that to be easy) and pour the dye over the criny and back into the different bowls of dye. Then let it dry a bit, cut the string, air dry, and put it in the dryer to set the colors.

I think the important thing is to get the right material that will absorb dye… and I don’t remember off hand what that is.

Post # 5
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can definitely tie dye crinoline! It shouldn’t bleed if you wash it out properly after it is dyed!

Post # 6
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can also order it on etsy…can’t remember the page, but here’s a pic that makes me cringe with jealousy!

Post # 7
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aw, I couldn’t upload my pic. Darn it!

Post # 8
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here it is, my favorite!


Post # 9
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

So I work at a day camp during the summer. I just spent the past 4 hours tie-dying stuff and had so much fun. The t-shirts came out amazing!

However I do have some tips:

-Don’t put orange next to any dark color, it turns brown.

-Know what type of pattern you want and how to properly tie the crinoline. I would probably do a test run on a cheap piece of material sewn into the same shape as your crinoline

-The hotter the water the better the material will absorb the dye.

-Wear gloves. I now have yellow and blue hands for the next few days 😀

Post # 10
1 posts

Mine was tye dyed.  I got it at a shop in NYC – Momo Falana’s.  i loved it and got a ton of compliments (my dress was purple batik).  Thr crinoline was purple and teal.  I loved it.


Post # 11
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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@mrsv2be: Actually, that crinoline appears 1 layer of each color, not tie-dye.

I just wanted to say tie-dyed crinoline = awesome idea.

Some tie-dying tips from a former camp counselor.

1. Use wide rubber bands.

2. Make sure to tie your knots as tight as possible. Seriously. REALLY tight.

3. Only put colors that will mix into something pretty next to each other (a lot of colors together turn out brown or gray)

4. As  babyboo said, make sure you do a trial run. Test out lots of different kinds of knots.

Post # 13
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Rancho San Carlos

You guys are making me want to wear crinoline!  The pics posted by mrsv2be are gorgeous!

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