Bring-Your-Own-Garments: Tie Dye Upcycle Workshop

Bring-Your-Own-Garments: Tie Dye Upcycle Workshop

Tie-dye is a way of creating patterns of color by folding, tying, stitching, crumpling or otherwise preparing the fabric to inhibit the flow of the dye into the folds of the fabric. The pattern of the folds and where the colors are squirted determines the final design. These ‘tying’ techniques come from the ancient Japanese practice called shibori. Shibori is what inspired the tie dye movement in the 60’s!

Bring your own garments! Up to two items (t-shirt size) allowed per student, or one large/bulky item. Please check the tag of your garment to make sure the fiber content is 80% or more of any cellulose/plant fiber (Cotton, rayon, hemp, bamboo, linen, ramie, modal, viscose, lyocell). Synthetic fibers like polyester, acrylic, microfiber, nylon, elastane or spandex WILL NOT hold the dyes we are using. Please pre-wash your garments!

Dyes being used are commercial grade synthetic dyes called Procion MX fiber reactive dyes. The chemical bonds of these dyes are permanent, non-toxic, and safe against even sensitive skin.

There will be some down time for each class, so a potluck is encouraged! Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy the cash bar that Ella Sharp Museum will have provided. Please wear clothing that you wouldn’t mind a potential splash of dye on.

Please e-mail Justine with any questions!

Mercurial Threads Website

Date: June 12, 2023 at 6:00pm and June 14, 2023 @ 6:00pm (This is a two-part workshop. Both days are included in one registration)

Price: $55 ($45 for members)

Ages: 18+

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