|Accordion pleat (fan-like fold) tote bag from bottom up with each fold spaced equally apart. But leave the handles out.|
|Then, take the pleated tote and accordion pleat it length wise, you should get something like this.|
|Next, take the 2 pieces of acrylic (wood or any hard, flat surface is fine too) And place them|
at the top and bottom of the folds like so, and bind tightly with 3-4 rubber bands.
|Do the same in the other direction forming a '+' shape. Tie the rubber bands as tight as they will go for best effect.|
|Lower the tote into the bucket of dye and leave to soak for about 2 hours. |
(Not shown: After 2 hours, unfold and leave bag to dry handle side down.)
And looky here! you've got yourself a nice grid tote in the vein of Dries Van Noten. You can use a brush, dipped in dye to fill in the empty spots but I left mine like that with all the imperfections so i doesn't look too polished. Enjoy!
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