Michelle's Guide To Tie-Dye

Welcome to michelle's Guide to Tie-dye

Tie-dyeing is an art that allows one to create and wear an expression of themselves. Tie-dyeing can be a fun activity for children and adults of all ages. There are many different ways to tie-dye but I will use squirt bottles for this demonstration (as opposed to sink or bucket submersion). I feel that this approach produces the best shirts with the option of using many colors. I will cover three basic designs: The spiral, the scrunch and the bullseye. You can combine colors and designs to get really creative and make your own masterpieces. Enjoy!

Tie-Dye in History

peaceTie-dyeing is suggested to have gone back to ancient Egyptian times. Mummies have been found in wrapped in cloths that mimic our definition of tie-dye. Japanese and Chinese cultures began tie-dyeing as early as the sixth century. During the 1960s and 1970s, tie-dye became popular in the California counterculture. It was a form of artistic expression that reflected the wanting for a peacful way of life. For more information on tie-dye history, check out some links in the sidebar.

Tie-dye in fashion

fashionTie-dye has made a recent revival into the world of fashion. Younger and older generations embrace the tie-dye tradition because of its peaceful message and bright colors. Tie-dye can be seen on people of all ages, from celebrities wearing designer labels to students sporting their homemade designs. Check out the links on the sidebar for tie-dye in fashion.

History of Tie-Dye

Tie-dye in fashion