One of the many shirts I've made.
Simple mistakes to avoid:
Use all cotton, polyester won't absorb dye.
Wear rubber gloves, unless you want dyed hands for a week.
Rubber band shirts, soak in soda ash all night, wring out as much water as you can, dye, leave sit overnight, rinse then wash.
Lay down cardboard then a trash bag to dye on.
Wash tub immediately after rinsing out dye.
Seperate dyed shirts enough on trash bag to avoid dye running into other shirts.
Fun side project, get another white shirt and just ball it up, use it to wipe up excess dye during dye process. Instant chaotic and random extra tie dye shirt.
RIP CJT 3/20/74-06/27/01 Never hold back your feelings, you may never talk to that person again.
RIP MPT 6/2/79-5/22/08 I always ski with you by my side.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
Stand on your baggage rather than carry it, you won't be burdened and you'll be a bigger man