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Usually Itajime patterns are made with indigo, but I wanted to use it with tie dye colors.  I am using procion dyes (or tie dye) with this traditional Japanese pattern for a cool twist on modern tie dye.  I wanted to go with a earthy color palette- inspired by the forrest or camouflage.  I did a poll on instagram and people voted to call this color palette "Forrest Scape"  I love that name.  

I used an olive green, gold, spice, and eggplant dark purple. I used my trusted acrylic templates to tie up my piece. 


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-Acrylic Itajime Templates- https://amzn.to/35zn5lv

-Procion Dyes- https://www.dharmatrading.com/dyes/dharma-fiber-reactive-procion-dyes.html?lnav=dyes.html I used Olive Drab, Rust, Amber Waves and Eggplant

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-Dawn https://amzn.to/3wIxQ0K

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I mixed up my procion dyes and then used a squeeze bottle to squirt the dye on to the edges of my equilateral triangle fold.  I got quite a delicate pattern with a lot of white.  If you want more color you can make the rubber bands around the acrylic pieces less tight and stick your squeeze bottle nozzles farther in to get more color inside the folds.  It's a personal preference and takes a little practice.  After applying the dye I wrapped it all up in cling wrap to "batch" for 6-8 hours.  Then I rinsed with cold water until the water runs clear (that can be quite a while).  Then I washed with hot water and dawn, and dried it on hot.  It's done and ready to wear. 

Have you ever used itajime templates with tie dye?  Let me know how it went in the comments.  

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