Dip dyeing your tassels and twine is still hugely popular now....I'll share some tips!
1. Firstly buy good quality cotton rope?
Avoid hardware and craft shops! TOO expensive!
Goggle search cotton twine, or cotton sash cord and you come up with online shops in Australia, who sell rope!
2. Cut up the required amount of twine you need for your project them add some more, better to have too much then not enough!
3. BIG TIP here!
Soak your twine in water!
4. Then dip your twine into your dye pot you have prepared.
If you use commerical dyes, dont use the whole dye packet. Just use 5-10 grams.
Save some cash and not waste your dye powder.
If your twine is not the desired colour then add in 5 gram lots, till it is.
5. Hang your twine up to dry.
6. Now create your piece.
Using pre-dyed twine in your macrame work will result in a cleaner more refined look...anything else will look like an amateur.
The colour will be consistent and the process of macrame knotting will integrate the colour in a subtle way rather than have an uneven dye line, detracting from your knot work.
I hope this helps your next dip dye project!
Tag me on instagram if these tips resulted in some improved dip dyeing results!!