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Tie Dye fun

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I told my son before he came over to pack a few white t-shirts in his bag. I thought we could have some tie dye fun! I havent really done a lot of tie dye before.
I thought ths would be a good opportunity to explore the art a little more. I am highly interested in shibori and it is an extension of that art so..why not? We did four shirts. The first was an old stained shirt that D had worn working in the vineyards.


I liked the design that was on it and since it was the type that wont take dye I thought I might be able to save it.


I was so thrilled when it came out so well. I think this was the best of all four shirts. It didn't involve any tyeing though...maybe thats why LOL. This type of dyeing I am already familiar with ;)


I then tried a few different spiral designs both incorporating a 'spider' in the design.


The Hot Pink spider came out bright and well defined. I was quite happy with this one.


The Rasta Spider is not as defined or as colorful. I see I need to work harder to make sure the dye penetrates the folds well. I also will probably chose another green over 'bright green' in the future. This one seems much paler on cotton than on my velvets.




The last one I was very unhappy with. The guitar is a more difficut tie I admit but I expected better results.


I realize now that I didnt take the time with it I should of and also didnt use enough color on the guitar itself. Again the bright green was less than what I wanted.


The back turned out great though! I have retied this poor thing and will redye the guitar and bring the color up closer to the guitar itself also...instead of having it float among a sea of white and yellow.


I had a lot of fun with this experiment and I want to do more with t's. I ordered 10 more shirts and hope they arrive soon...The son and I have some more dyeing to do!
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Abdelghafour

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  1. Ooooooo...love the spider shirt!!!! Well done Diane. Have fun with your guy!

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  2. What a fantastic project! I love how you just dived into it for fun!

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  3. Caleb made a good model eh!

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