Create a dip-dye T-shirt
Transform a plain T-shirt into a colourful two-tone top
Choose a 100 per cent cotton T-shirt. Wash to remove any finishes that might resist dye. Leave it damp.
Prepare the hand dye in a plastic bucket according to the pack instructions.
Roll the sleeves and top of T-shirt around a pole (as shown in illustration) to keep them out of dye.
To achieve ombre effect, dip the bottom half of the T-shirt into the bucket of dye and quickly pull it out a little way.
Gradually pull the T-shirt out of the dye, little by little. When complete, rinse, wash and dry before repeating the same process for the sleeves.
Tip Drip-dry dyed items outdoors, if possible. If drying indoors, place a protective sheet on the floor.
Feature: Kirsty Robertson. Photo: Richard Burns. Illustration: Terry Evans