Apply Powdered Dye with a Spray Bottle for Vibrant Colors

To see more of this technique and learn a few others, click here to take my online class.

Why it’s awesome:

This super easy technique creates stunning streaks of color on your fabric, with very little effort.

This technique is hard to repeat but it’s so fun that you’ll want to experiment rather than recreate, anyway. But, if you are trying to get consistent results, take photos along the way and keep detailed process notes.


  • Fabric: synthetic or natural
  • Powdered dye- Appropriate to fiber content of fabric.
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Plastic gloves
  • Foam core board
  • Pushpins
  • Plastic sheet

The process:

  1. Lay out your fabric and secure it to a foam core board (covered in plastic) using push pins.
  2. Sprinkle powdered dye onto the fabric.
  3. Spray water, using the spray bottle directly onto the powdered dye.
  4. Allow the fabric to dry completely and then iron on high heat to set the dye.


Check out this video to see a quick tutorial:

To see more of this technique and learn a few others, click here to take my online class.

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