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DIY: Quote Scarves

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I like it when I’m secretly wearing fandom-y things. These are great and easy, and once you understand the technique you can apply it to any fabric that takes dye well. Tie dye shirts will never be the same, you’ll have a dip dyed canvas quote tote for every day of the week.

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Author: Cecelia Gray

Actor, Blogger, Crafter. Pursuer of impractical things, lover of glitter, professional paper snowflake maker.

15 thoughts on “DIY: Quote Scarves

  1. Any suggestions on where to find dyeable gear?

    • I got all of my stuff at Michaels, but you could go to any fabric store and buy a yard of cotton, linen or silk. Really you can dye anything as long as it’s not a synthetic or has some kind of special coating. Most fabric stores you can just ask and someone will help you out.

      • Michaels (and nearly all craft/fabric chains) are weirdly absent from the NYC landscape but yeah, duh, fabric stores. Thanks!

        • Yeah they are, I’m still adjusting to it. There’s one by West 97th that’s really close to a few subway stops and the M96 crosstown bus if you live on the east side like I do. There’s also one in Brooklyn or Queens, I can’t remember which. For fabric go wander around the fashion district, Mood is great and it’s on 37th between 7th and 8th I think.

          • Oh, I *loved* living a couple stops from that Whole Foods-Michaels-Marshalls combo on W97th. My bank account, though, is totally okay with me moving to Bed-Stuy. I’m weirdly intimidated by fabric shops in the Fashion District but I guess it’s time to get over my weirdness and just go. Probably a good tattoo idea, too: “get over your weirdness and just go.”

            • There’s always Pearl down on Canal Street, and a bunch of other art stores on the lower east side that I can’t name or locate on a map, but can navigate to via landmarks because my friends drag me there all the time.

              • You’re right; Utrecht usually has a cool fabric-related supplies, with the dye pens and screenprinting stuff. Man, the more comments I leave, the more I’m like “aw wtf, I totally knew where to find this stuff all along…”

  2. Reblogged this on Scribbles of a Geek and commented:
    Am tempted to give this a shot!

  3. Really cool! Kind batiky (is that a word? Well, it is now!). I’ll be it would be fun to do that with multiple colors and layers. Do you iron it to get the wax out after it’s dry, or just leave it?

    • I’m experimenting with multiple layers later tonight! You can do either, most of the wax rinses out but if you find there’s too much left you can iron it between two pieces of newsprint paper.

  4. Reblogged this on Media Assignment and commented:
    Ooh, I didn’t know you could reblog on WordPress. Brilliant.
    Love this idea, totally going to have to try it out sometime.

  5. I love making crafts and you have excellent ideas, you must post more!!! My fav so far is the bow ties are cool necklace πŸ˜€

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