As far as crafty projects, my husband’s birthday is coming up and the girls wanted to make him a gift, so we we worked on some tie dye. We used Rit Denim Blue (powder formula).
The girls rolled their shirts on a wooden pole and added elastics. Dad’s was done accordion style between scrap 2X4s. This post is an excellent tutorial on the process. Fortunately, I had saved all of my produce elastics. The wider width is useful.
Stirring the pot.
The reveal to dry on the new clothesline.
The rolled dowel technique is on the left (above). The fabric closest to the dowel (in this case the neckline( is the least dyed). The elastic relief is perpendicular on the shirt. The third shirt (far right) is the accordion 2X4 technique. It is more of a grid. If you are attracted by this look, you might be interested in this post by Eva Forever who used the same tutorial on pink blouse.It was public holiday today. After we finished our activity, I took the girls to Fort York to see a “re-enactment” of the war of 1812.
Lily wore her new shirt while the little one refused to wear it. Sigh. You can see that the colour loses its intensity once dry.
Have a great week!