Tie-dye, a relief dyeing technique. It is hugely associated with the 1960s but has been used for centuries, all over the world. The technique is forever in and out of popularity and there's an apparent revival on the internet at present. It's popped up more than a few times on my Pinterest feed recently.
I was first introduced to tie-dye at school. It was a project that cropped up more than a couple of times. I was in total awe of the whole process, the mixing of the dyes, how the colours blended together on the fabric and the effects created simply by folding and tying fabric.
But... the pure magic of the whole technique had to be the element of surprise, the never quite knowing what your going to get and the big reveal at the end of the process. This is, for sure, still the part I love most of all. My excitement, as I snipped the rubber bands away from these canvas bags, was verging on the ridiculous.
Indigo is proving popular with the technique and is incredibly effective. There is a really good example here and this bleach tie-dye technique looks really interesting.
For further tie-dye inspiration, take a look at this tie-dyed bedding and for a more natural look, here's how to make natural dyes (I'm definitely going to give this a go with William).
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What did you love making as a child?