Dip Dyed Macramé Wall Hanging by Rit Dye
An old school craft made popular in the ’70s, macramé is a beautiful art form that is having a major comeback. We’ve created this easy dip-dyed piece with a simple knot anyone can do. Choose a color that compliments your living space and get started!
Gather supplies. Measure out cotton cord to the desired length and cut.
Secure the cord to a dowel rod using a larks head knot.
Cover table and prepare dyebath wearing plastic gloves. Fill container with 1.5 gallons of hot water 140ºF or greater. Pour 1/4 cup of dye into the dyebath. Add ½ cup of salt and a squirt of dish detergent. Stir well.
Holding the rope by the dowel rod, dip the rope into the dyebath. To create the wave effect featured here, we dipped the rope at a diagonal angle. Let the rope sit in the dyebath for several minutes or until desired color is achieved.
Optional: Use a paintbrush to clean up the lines and to add more dye if needed. Recommended: Use Rit ColorStay Fixative after dyeing to enhance color, increase color retention and prevent dye from bleeding. Hang in a safe place to dry.
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