Somedays, when I unwrap my tie dyed fabric I stop and look in wonder. On these days I take the time to notice the intricate colour play and patterns my colour friends have made over my fabric. Did you know that some colours run fast whilst others meander? I’ve watched them flowing over fabric,
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I loved playing with my food. I grew up blending my runny fried egg yolk with my fried tomato to make orange. I’d mix the juice dribbling from my tinned beetroot in with my mashed potato to see if it would become pink or purple. I’m sure having two artistic parents led me down this
Tie Dyeing your old clothes to give them new life is the perfect answer to combining creativity and up-cycling. Here are 12 tips that can make dyeing your old clothes more successful for you. When buying clothes read the clothing label. If you buy clothing made from plant based eg cotton, rayon, bamboo, hemp
It was the 1970’s, bright colours were everywhere, especially in our home. I grew up making castles with the bright yellow cushions from our lounge. Turquoise curtains and our sunburst coloured shag pile rugs were my backdrops. Living in the 70's Even my teenage bedroom was splashed in colour; my primary yellow desk with
With all the excitement and busyness of the festive season, we can all become frazzled. Children especially may become over stimulated, stressed, anxious or frustrated. While many activities can add to the excitement of the season there is one craft that is rhythmic and soothing. It’s the perfect antidote for children and adults. The
For many children, deciding on which pattern to dye is half the fun. Children soak up inspiration from so many different sources, seeing someone in a tie dye shirt, a pattern in a book, a colourful painting, bright flowers, a day at the beach or a trip to the bush. All this inspiration helps
Do you crave the experience of doing DIY handcrafts? Are you keen to knit your own socks, crochet your own beanie, or tie dye your own clothes? You’re not alone! Tie Dyeing has become the preferred way to upcycle old clothes and express your creativity on new ones. Although many people associate Tie Dyeing
61% of the world's population believe they aren't creative! We associate creativity with artists, artisans, architects. We think creativity is about practice, precision & perfection. Yet employers are already seeking team members who are creative; who can think outside the square, who can imagine and innovate. They want employees who can use their creativity to
When most people think of tie dye they connect hippies and rainbows and maybe even kombivans! They don’t think of STEM - science, technology, engineering or maths, yet Tie Dyeing involves all of these STEM activities. Creating colourful tie dye patterns on fabric is a fun and practical way for you and your children to
A gracious elderly lady came to look over my my market stall admiring all my hand-dyed products. As we chatted she asked me about a scarf I had lovingly experimented on. She had a love of craft and a bit of experience in dyeing so we spoke about the processes I used in creating