Tie Dyeing With Bleach

I got bleach marks in various places on a long beach cover-up type dress. Can I do a reverse tie-dye to bleach out other areas to make the bleach marks more uniform?

Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH

August 29, 20080 found this helpful

You could try doing this with the Tide Bleach pen.

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August 29, 20080 found this helpful

You certainly can do a reverse tie dye. Just be careful to watch the bleaching process happening in a sink. Bleach on the item too long will put holes in the fabric. Keep in mind, too, that the item will be mainly bleached but you can also re-dye after with a color of choice :-)

There are several tie dye instruction sites but wikipedia even gives history, info on dyes and patterns.


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February 12, 20110 found this helpful

I had the same problem but on a solid colour t shirt that I loved. I used a craft sponge shaped like a leaf, some fabric paint and had a ball adding details. the bleach marks are gone and I have had a lot of compliments on the new look.

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