Fill a bucket halfway with white vinegar then add enough cool water to fill the bucket the remainder of the way, leaving a few inches at the top. Place your newly tie-dyed garment in the bucket. Allow it to soak for 30 minutes so the vinegar can help set the fabric dye and help your garment retain colorfastness.
Tie-dyed cotton can be set with vinegar for long lasting vibrancy and wear. Place the dyed cotton in a bucket. Pour white vinegar over top of the clothing, until the bucket is half way full. Fill the remainder of the bucket with cold water. Allow the garment to soak in the vinegar and water for 30 minutes.
Add cool water to the bucket, leaving a few inches at the top. Swish the water around a few times to make sure the vinegar and water combine. Place your tie dye project into the bucket. Allow to soak for AT least 30 minutes.
Once you're finished dyeing your fabric, set the color with a solution of water, white vinegar and salt. Wash your newly tie-dyed fabrics in separate load from your .
We teach the modern "direct application" method of tie dye.. concerned about the fitness of the fabric or tie dye, you don't need to bother washing the fabric first.