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In Tie & Dye, Lizzie King shows how you can hand-dye your own clothing, textiles and accessories. Lizzie makes these colourful carnival socks every year in the run-up to the Notting Hill Carnival, but they work just as well for Mardi Gras made with green, gold and purple dye – or own choice of colours.

Phd Dissertation Ma Thesis Research Engines Lizzie’s top tip: I usually dye a few pairs of socks at once – you can get multipacks from markets and big high street shops

To dye three pairs of socks, you will need:

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3 pairs of white 100% cotton socks • elastic bands • rubber gloves • jug • spoon

Dye • salt • 3 squeezy bottles • bucket • 3 plastic bags

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1 Place two of your socks on top of each other on a clean flat surface. This is so that you get a matching pair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Accordion fold your socks, starting at the top of the sock and folding all the way down to the toes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Now secure with a tight elastic band on each end of the folded socks. Position the bands so that the socks are divided into three equal sections. Soak your socks in water, then squeeze out the excess water so they are damp but not dripping wet.

4 Mix up your dye and pour each of the three colours into your three squeezy bottles.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Hold your socks over a bucket, take the red dye and pour gently over one end section of the sock. For this project you don’t want to overlap the dyes to make a blended colour. Pour the dye up to the elastic band.

Remember that you have two socks folded together so the folds are quite thick. If you don’t want much white left on your socks, then poke the nozzle of the squeezy bottle into the folds of the socks and squirt some dye in there.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Now take the yellow dye and pour it over the middle section. Again squirt some dye into the folds, if you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Finally use the green dye to dye the last section of the socks. Squirt some dye into the folds of the sock, if you choose to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Repeat the folding, tying and dyeing process on all your pairs of socks. Give the socks a squeeze and put each pair into a separate plastic bag. I usually wrap the bag around the socks then secure with an elastic band so that the dye won’t leak out and soak into the other parts of the sock. Don’t forget: green + yellow + red = brown.

9 Leave the socks in the bag for at least 12 hours. Rinse under cold water, then take the bands off and hang up to dry. Wash in the washing machine at 30°c then allow to dry.

The dye may run a little the first time you wash your carnival socks, so don’t wash them with anything white. After that the colours will be fixed and they are ready for the road!

Enjoy your socks and don’t forget to share a pic of them using tag http://www.english.iibit.edu.au/?phd-thesis-database-usa Phd Thesis Database Usa #TieAndDye.

 

Find more colourful tie-dye projects in Tie & Dye by Lizzie King, out now.

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megaminiIn Mega Mini Cross Stitch, Japanese crochet designer Makoto Oozu presents 900 super awesome cross stitch motifs inspired by everyday life. We are giving away two summer holiday-themed motifs for you to stitch in the sun, celebrating the simple holiday joys of exploring on two wheels and keeping cool with an ice cream. Click here to download.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whether you want to recreate Monet’s classic The Water-Lily Pond true to the original or go wild with your own colours, this free colouring download makes for a perfect relaxing summer activity. Colour Your Own Monet & The Impressionists features 22 of the most famous works from the vibrant and well-known Impressionist art movement. Share your creation online using #ColourYourOwnMonetClick here to download.

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Our crochet flower bouquet for British Flower Week is growing by the day. Today we’re giving away the pattern for making this cute loopy petal flower. This flower is crocheted with one central motif with two rounds of different-coloured loopy petals added separately.

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Loopy Petals Flower

YARN REQUIREMENTS
50g balls (155m/170yd) of DMC Natura Just Cotton, one in each of Rose Layette 06 (A), Agatha 44 (B) and Terracotta 40 (C), or similar yarn (4ply-weight 100% cotton)

SIZE (IN DIAMETER)
7cm (2¾in)

METHOD

Base ring: With yarn A and 3mm hook, 8ch, ss to form ring.

Round 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 21tr into ring, ss into third of 3ch, fasten off. (22tr)

Round 2: With yarn B, join yarn in any st, [8ch, skip 1 st, ss into next st] eleven times, make last ss into same st as you joined this colour.

Round 3: 10dc into each 8ch-sp for eleven petals, ss into first dc, fasten off.

Round 4: With yarn C, working behind first round of petals, join yarn in any unused st of pink centre, [12ch, ss into next free st of pink centre] eleven times, make last ss into same st as you joined this colour.

Round 5: [5dc, 5htr, 5dc] into each 12ch-sp for eleven petals, ss into first dc, fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

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More crochet flower patterns:

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British Flower Week, Day 3

Tomorrow it’s over to Mollie Makes again, who will reveal yet another crochet flower pattern in celebration of British flowers.

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This project is designed by Emma Lamb and is extracted from How to Crochet by Mollie Makes, published by Pavilion. Available from all good bookshops and online from the Pavilion Book Store.

 

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It’s British Flower Week! To celebrate we’re giving away free flower crochet patterns all week together with the lovely people over at Mollie Makes magazine. This stunning bouquet of flowers is designed by Emma Lamb and features in How To Crochet by Mollie Makes. Today, we’re making a cute folk daisy. A perfect project for beginner crocheters, this flower adds a summery touch pinned to a jacket or a bag. Tomorrow it’s back to Mollie Makes again for the third flower crochet pattern.

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Folk Daisy

YARN REQUIREMENTS
50g balls (155m/170yd) of DMC Natura Just Cotton, one in each of Rose Layette 06 (A), Safran 47 (B) and Ivory 02 (C), or similar yarn (4ply-weight 100% cotton)

SIZE (IN DIAMETER)
6cm (2½in)

METHOD
Base ring: With yarn A and 3mm hook, 6ch, ss to form ring.
Round 1: 3ch (counts as 1tr), 15tr into ring, ss into third of 3ch, fasten off. (16tr)
Round 2: With yarn B, join yarn in any st, 1ch, 2dc in every st (32dc), ss into first dc, fasten off.
Round 3: With yarn C, join yarn in any st, [5ch, 3trtr cluster over next 3 sts, 5ch, ss into next st] eight times (makes eight petals); work last ss into same sp as you joined yarn C, fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

View the crochet flower pattern from British Flower Week, day 1.

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This project is designed by Emma Lamb and is extracted from How to Crochet by Mollie Makes, published by Pavilion. Available from all good bookshops and online from the Pavilion Book Store.

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Get ready for the beach and summer picnics with this very useful shoulder bag. This bag almost qualifies as a rucksack, because you can cram so much in it; however, the long shoulder strap is worn across the body and over one shoulder, distributing the weight and leaving you with your hands free. There is a handy outer pocket for items that you need instant access to. The bag and strap sections are cut in a single piece for ease of construction. Make this bag now – it’s so useful that you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!

Click here to download the project.

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This shoulder bag is designed by Lena Santana and extracted from her book Hello Sewing!, published by Pavilion.

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This pretty pastel Easter egg card is a perfect quick make for anyone who wants to send a handmade Easter greeting to a loved one. This project is designed by Paula Pascual and extracted from her book First Card Making, available from good bookshops and online at store.pavilionbooks.com.

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