It was Tie Dye Day at the kids’ school on Friday, and I thought they could use some new threads. Their only other tie dye was t-shirts we made together four years ago (we made them big and they still fit!) Not to be left out of the fun, I made one for myself, too.
Thursday morning, we all picked our own colors (fiber-reactive procion dyes from my Dharma stash):
- Aidan: China Red + Avocado
- Eamonn: Chartreuse + Cayman Isle Green + Royal Blue
- Me: Chartreuse + Cayman Isle Green + Dark Brown
And while the kids were at school, I did the tying, and then the dying.
I let them soak until the kids got home, at which point Aidan and I removed the rubber bands and sent them through the wash.
I love the way they came out – so vibrant! I tried to repeat the same pattern on all three shirts – I just love the look of those bullseyes.
The only problem with tie dye, is that after you’ve had a successful batch, you want to dye everything in sight. Anyone in this house that likes solid colors (read: Neil) had better lock up his wardrobe…