It’s that time of year where dreary days are the norm and browns and greys in nature are abundant. That means it’s time to put color in things!
I picked up the book from my bookshelf called Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It by Shabd Simon-Alexander. (I tried to get a photo of the book cover here, but somehow cannot remember how to do that.) Anyway, she gives lots of inspiration and information about various ways to tie dye. Many of her ideas are modern updates on the psychedelic era’s bright swirly styles.
Like this shirt above – it is done by tying yarn tightly around a little piece of the fabric and dyeing. This creates a little circle. Nifty, yes?!
I have used yoghurt containers and tied this awful yellow cotton around each container at the base. I have seen this done on the internet…so we’ll see how this works. This method was not in the book. But the idea is the same with all tie dye – tie it up somehow and the place where you put the tie acts as a resist. When I saw this, it resembled giant flowers.