Tie dye is making a major comeback and can be seen everywhere from the glossy pages of interiors magazines to international catwalks. You won’t need to go to a festival to see a wide range of tie dyed textiles this year.
Tie Dye Trend: Spotted
Influential designers including Alexander Wang, Michael Kors and Fausto Puglisi all featured tie dye in their collections, so you can be certain that this is one textile trend that will be trickling down into the high street stores.
Interiors trend forecaster, Maria Killam, cites tie dye and hand dyed textiles as a key trend for home decor, so you can expect to see it in homeware stores too.
Hand dyed textiles have never been cooler and it’s a craft you can try at home without any expensive equipment. Tie dyeing is a simple, fun way of creating incredible textiles which can be made with tools found in most people’s kitchens.
Dip dyeing can be used to create stunning ombré effects, where shades of colour graduate from light to dark. This technique can be used on plain sheets and curtains to make beautiful home decor.
Other techniques include pole wrap dyeing where fabric is wrapped around a cylinder and then ruched up so the dye doesn’t penetrate the deepest folds. This creates a stripy look which is really effective on bags and scarves.