The term ‘Tie-Dye’ is simple to define but it is a process of various steps that requires tenous and extensive craftmanship. This is almost a daily process that takes place at our factory premises but we do it with utmost care as to make sure the effects of Tie-Dye are clear and look appropriate to suit with our printing designs. We do customise the effects according to the dye color and the designs.
So let me take you to our factory premises and show you the way how we do Tie-Dye on raw fabrics. First of all, the raw fabric is folded, twisted and pleated in such a way that it looks like a small bag(aka Potli), now this is fully prepared to get tied up with the help of rubber bands or a thick thread.
And it would look something like this.↓
Tie-Dye shows different effects depending on the way you tie the fabric, it requires deep understanding of patterns and takes many hours to do so.
The next step is to mix the dye colour in the big water tank. As we have a larger quantity, we do it in multiple water tanks. We tie at around 1500 pieces at one time and let them dip in the water for one night.
After keeping them in the water tanks overnight, it is time to take them out, untie them and let them dry in the sunlight. Few colours should not be directly exposed to sunlight as they loose their texture and the effect of Tie is not properly seen. The patterns are best seen when the fabric is perfectly dried, have a look at some of the patterns formed here:
This is just a glimpse of what we have in store under the Tie Dye section of our bedspreads. We customise as per the requirement and focus on the kind of place where the bedspread is going to be used, whether it is a beach, living room, yoga centre or dorm room.
Till next time, Cheers!!