ROPE DYING PART 1 | SHIBARI TUTORIAL | ROYAL HONEY ROPES 👑🍯💖



PART 1 OF 2 VIDEOS

THIS TUTORIAL FOCUSES ON HOW I DYE NYLON ROPES. I AM BY NO MEANS PROFESSIONAL. I CREATED THIS DUE TO THE NUMEROUS REQUESTS FROM FELLOW LOVERS OF SHIBARI ART ON YOUTUBE & INSTAGRAM THAT HAVE FOUND ME.

For 100ft of rope you want at least 3 gallons of water. A 5 gallon stainless steel pot is ideal since you want something that will give the rope enough room to move freely within the water/dye mixture as well as have high enough walls so you’re not splashing dye everywhere while you’re stirring or moving the rope around so it will take the color evenly. A pair of kitchen gloves(the kind used to wash dishes that can withstand hot water) and a large stainless steel spoon and tongs as well as a big enough bucket or container if you want something to wash ropes in without the ropes being directly in your sink unless you’re ok with that. I DO NOT RECCOMEND USING YOUR WASHER AND DRYER UNLESS YOU WANT TO RISK EXTREME TANGLING AND KINKS*not the fun kind of kinks either ay…

For much shorter ropes you’ll obviously need less water, start with a gallon and move up from there. If more water is needed to submerge the rope completely just add as you go.

As far as HOW MUCH DYE to use that is entirely dependent upon how dark or pastel you want the color to be. I advise you to keep a journal or a note in your phone to log how much dye it took to make a certain shade of color and how long you left the ropes sitting in the dye. Remember with nylon ropes especially the higher the temperature the more quickly the rope will absorb the dye BUT keep in mind because of the heat your ropes will shrink. On high heat for an extended amount of time(1+ hours in the hot dye pot) you can loose up to 8ft of length! This is not so much a problem when making pastels. So take all this into consideration when you begin your rope dye journey! 🙏🤗

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