as per my list of hobbies that i'd like to try, i finally tried low-water immersion dye. there is definitely an art to this. i just threw dye in, not knowing what i was doing and was really nervous once i saw some horrible looking projects online. i guess i got lucky because i'm really happy with the results, which are now available in my shop (top, headband).
you can make your own by following the instructions below:
✦ wet shirt & ring out.
✦ stuff in small jar. i used a gallon mason jar with it crushed tightly to the bottom.
✦ mix 1 cup water and 4 teaspoons turquoise procion dye. pour over shirt.
✦ mix 1 cup water and 2 teaspoons fuchsia procion dye. pour over shirt.
✦ place weight (i used a jar full of water. don't use anything metal.) on the shirt.
✦ heat 1 cup water in the microwave until boiling. mix 4 tsp of soda ash in and WAIT.
✦ after 1 hour, pour this on your shirt. if your shirt still isn't submerged, add more water.
✦ after 24 hours, run it through the coldest rinse cycle and then wash with detergent twice. synthrapol is always recommended, but i didn't have any.