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Friday, August 9, 2013

Crazy for Tie Dye!

Well, we finally, FINALLY got to have a tie dye program.  The weather was fantastic, the company was great, and the tie dye ended up AWESOME!  Because of the fiber reactive dye that we use, it takes 24 hours for the dye to set before you can wash it and see your true work of art.  That means I only have pictures of the fun we had actually dying the t-shirts, sweat shirts, and pillowcases.  If you were at the program I would LOVE to see your final work of art!  Next time you are sporting your tie dyed awesomeness, stop on by and show it off.

Here is the prepping station.  The teens looked at the different ideas and ways to rubber band their items of clothing, then they banded it up and soaked their shirt in the Soda Ash fixer for 15 minutes.

(The soda ash fixer preps the cloth to really soak up the dye and get a deeper, more vibrant color.)

And here we have teens actually creating their wearable art work at the dye station!

Thanks to everyone who made it!  To those of you who were on the waiting list, but didn't get a spot, or to those of you who didn't realize how great tie dye was and you wish you had signed up, have no fear!  I will definitely be doing tie dye again next summer!

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