Posts Tagged ‘tie dye’


90’s Retro Chic

9 December 2010

One of my classes this semester is Decorative Arts and Soft Furnishings, which is a sort of arts and crafts kind of class. Last time we made textile designs with huge sheets of canvas and fabric paint. This time, as we were on the topic of dyeing methods, we made tie dye shirts!

*Insert flashbacks of childhood here*

One of my ultimate favorite shirts when I was a kid was an oversized T-shirt tie dyed with neon colors. I didn’t let go of it until it was torn and tattered. In third grade my brother and I made our own crappy tie dye as the sports fest uniform of his class. Those were the tacky and psychedelic times of tie dye. Now there are really awesome examples of the same dyeing method that don’t look as dated. That was what I was aiming for.

I started with a basic white cotton t-shirt which I cut up a bit from the sleeves and collar just so it won’t be so basic.┬áSome (a lot of) rubber bands, two dye colors later, here it is!

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