Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tie Dye

My husband and I were invited to a 70s birthday party this last weekend.  I had to take the opportunity to try out some tie-dyeing!
I found a white shirt for my husband at a local charity shop. It was the right size and in good condition.   I washed it well, then tied concentric string circles on the back and front and stripes up the sleeves.
I boiled it in navy dye on my stove for about 15minutes.
I rinsed it and couldn't wait to clip the string to see the result.  I was pleased with the way it turned out - an understated tie dyed shirt.
I have some more tie dyeing ideas in my head, which I am keen to try out now!

5 comments:

Estelle said...

Pretty.
Would love to see what you wore too.

monika said...

Looks great! I never tried it before and I would love to see more

donauluft said...

great idea! looks beautiful. I did so some years back and I should have a look immediately in my husband`s wardrobe to find a shirt.....

Jesse said...

Nice and subtle!

myletterstoemily said...

how fun! the shirt looks great.

have fun at your 70's party!
my husband and i started
dating (i was 16, going on 17)
in the 70's.

we may copy your party idea!