Different color 100% cotton shirts
  • I would like to start my project with a pink, green and yellow colored tank or t-shirt...all 100% cotton. How will this affect tie dyeing and color mixing?
  • Hi there,

    As dyes are transparent, starting with colored fabrics will shift the colors you lay over them. So, yellow dye on a pink shirt will give you orange tones, blue on pink, lavender/purple tones, red on pink, deeper red tones, but red on green will give you - probably - a muddy tone, etc. You'll just want to keep in mind basic color mixing theory to avoid muddy colors, but otherwise you should be able to create some very nice pieces.

  • Thank You very much for your helpful response. I am discount shopping for my pile of t-shirts and am anxious to get started.