"Try this playful tie-dye
technique to create a chic, hippy-style cushion cover."
- Sétacolor Tye & Dye textile dye kit
- A spray
- A cushion cover or fabric in the same size as your cushion
- A scrap of fabric for testing
- Small glass jars for mixing your colours
- A plastic sheet to protect your workspace
- Time to make: 2 hours + time for the paint to dry + sewing time if you choose to sew the cover yourself
Protect your workspace with the plastic sheet.
- In the model, we used Azure Blue, Gypsy Blue, Cyan Blue directly and also created other colours by mixing them in small glass jars.
- To make a Plum, mix Gypsy Blue with a hint of Raspberry.
To make a Coral Pink, mix Raspberry and Yellow and add a hint of Red.
- To make Emerald Green, mix Cyan Blue with hints of Yellow and Raspberry.
- Try your colours out on the scrap of fabric and adjust them to your liking. They need to dry before you can judge the true colour.
If you're using a pre-made cushion cover, ensure you slide a piece of plastic between the two layers of fabric to protect the bottom one while you paint the front.
- Use the spray to moisten your fabric evenly.
- The wetter the fabric is, the more the paint will diffuse to create halos of colour.
With the dropper, pick up a little of the colour and make small circles by dropping the colour drop by drop.
- Distribute the colours by first working at the bottom of the cushion to create a dense area: let the drops fill the entire surface of the fabric.
- Moving up the fabric, space the drops out.
Leave to dry for a few hours before ironing the pattern to fix the colour.
- If necessary, sew the cover to fit the dimensions of your cushion.