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.

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