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Learn how to crochet a Lucky Pouch Bag (free tutorial)

I wanted to make a free tutorial on YouTube demonstrating how to crochet my Lucky Pouch Bag  Crochet design.
I am happy to announce that day has finally come. You can check out my YouTube tutorial below.

The craft thread is found in a variety of colors.  I think you will find the Pouch Bag is quick and easy to crochet; which means You can make quick gifts just in time for the holidays.

They are small; average size is 2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.

Try alternating red, and white for the Christmas spirit. Fill them up with coins, candy, rocks, lip balm, or anything that will fit, and tie them to the outside of the box.

Make them up as a tree ornament filled with Potpourri, or fill it with mistletoe.

I have also found the pouch bag, good used as a sachet. Simply fill them with lavender or any herb scent or cedar chips, and hang them in the closet or tuck away in a shoe.

There are many uses, if you let your imagination run free.

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How to Quickly Tie Dye with Acrylic Paint

This video tutorial demonstration explains the quick and easy version, of my two part video series on How to Tie Dye using Acrylic Paint.

What you will learn, is how to quickly add a Tie Dyed look, to a shirt with print. Also “How to Hide Permanent Stains” by utilizing this method.


How to Tie Dye using Acrylic Paint

I absolutely love coming up with ideas for accomplishing what hasn’t been done yet. Over the past several weeks I’ve really been into tie dye. It all started out with the idea to turn a boring t-shirt into a work of true art by applying color to it.

At first I began using sharpie pen science, and this worked great until I washed the garment. What I found was that the colors quickly faded, after one wash. Needless to say, I knew this method wasn’t going to work. I want my t-shirts to look fresh, and colorful.

The traditional ways of tie dye is to use rit color dye, which I didn’t have nor did I want to buy. My mind began to shuffle through my personal library of craft products. I had lots of acrylic paint.

Using google search engine, I typed in the phrase “tie dye using acrylic paint”. I found only a few articles or tutorials actually using acrylic paint for tie dye. The process involved diluting it with boiling water. I didn’t want to try this because I knew that acrylic paint had lots of other chemicals in it, which causes stiffness in fabric when dry. I didn’t feel this process would actually be helpful in removing those chemicals thus removing stiffness associated with dried acrylic paint once applied to fabric.

So… What did I do? I became a little impatient because, I would rather be experimenting about it, instead of reading. So that is what I did and decided to use the method of rubbing alcohol combining acrylic paints.    Picked out a few colors of paint, splattered them  to a tray, and began painting  the t-shirt.  Afterward, I poured alcohol over the painted material, slipped on rubber gloves to rub, twist, and remove the excess oils or whatever didn’t belong there and it worked! What was left was the absorption of color to my shirt.

As I went along using this method, other ideas began to formulate. Finally, I documented the ideas and made a couple of how to videos for using Acrylic Paint for Tie Dye. Click the links below to view.

Part 1

Part 2

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