Pastel Dye Projects For Spring
Spring is here, so it is a great time to update the old and add more light pastel colours to your dyeing projects. Even bright Tintex colours can make the most beautiful pastels. For lighter colours, just use smaller amounts of any core dye and dilute with very hot water.
Cream or Ivory Dye
Use 1/8 tsp of Brilliant Yellow + 1 cup very hot water to make off-white (add more dye or hot water as needed to adjust the intensity).
Soft Pink Dye
We love this pastel tie-dye top. To make Rose Quartz (Pantone's soft pink colou from 2016), mix 1/8 tsp Cardinal Red + 1/8 tsp Tan Beige with 1 cup of very hot water.
Change the look of your plain white clothes with a little dye. Use 1/4 tsp of brilliant yellow + 1/4 tsp of tan beige + 1/8 tsp of scarlet red to make peach dye.
Scarlet Red, Cardinal Red, Purple or Dark Plum make beautiful tie dyed placemats. Use 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of dye colour mixed with 1 cup hot water and adjust as needed for brighter colours.
One of Pantones 2016 colours was a light baby blue they called Serenity. Use 1/8 tsp Midnight Blue + 1/8 tsp Charcoal Grey mixed with 1 cup of very hot water to make Serenity.