Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

Triple spiral tie-dye pattern from the Dye Forum

Name: Lisa
Country or region: USA
Message: I was interested in a triple spiral / cresting wave pattern, but the web page does not work. Can you help direct me?

I’m sorry that the Dye Forum cannot be made to work again. However, I am excited to have discovered that you will still be able to look at that discussion, thanks to the generosity of the Internet Archive. Just follow this link:

Internet Archive “cresting wave” tie-dye design from the Dye Forum

It shows the entire “cresting wave” Dye Forum thread from 2007 about how to make the triple spiral, except for a few pictures that no longer exist online. (You can also follow the links to explore other Dye Forum postings.)

Although the iTieDye Forum has also disappeared, for the same reasons (permanently crashed by robospammers), you can also see the 2006 iTieDye Forum thread referred to, for further explanation of how to do it, via the following Internet Archive link:

Internet Archive “How to tie this” discussion from iTieDye.com

The key is to twist your fabric (or shirt) on three different centers at the same time, using three forks or three clothes pins (or whatever you prefer for starting a spiral fold), then, when you apply the dye, make sure that you cross each of the individual little spirals in the fabric with two or more colors. Here is a good image, from the link above, of how a triple-spiral-tied shirt looks before applying the dye, created by dancingbearmama (Nicole):
tied for the triple spiral tie-dye

A shirt in the original design which started the whole discussion might even still be available for sale from The Edge Tie Dye, as their “Blue Flame” pattern. See their “Flame, Fence, Guitars and Other Patterns” page. Here’s an image:

The Edge Tie Dye's Blue Fame design

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