Technique of the Week #43 – Sharpie “Tie-dye”

year5week43Project Hours: 2 hours
Design and Materials: 1 hour +
Execution:  1 hour

Over on Pinterest, there’s a million “pins” for “Tie Dyeing with Sharpie Markers”.  I decided that if this could work for shirts, it could certainly work for fabric for a quilt.

I have a giant multicolor pack of Sharpies, and I stuck to the brand just in case it didn’t work with another brand of marker.  Similar to the pins online, I took care to elevate the center of the piece so that the rubbing alcohol ran to the edges of the fabric piece.

In the end, I could have used more colors and gotten more coverage, but as a test piece goes, it shows that it works!