via Tie-Dye Heaven
I’m coming out of the closet. I am an old-school, Earth mother, hippie at heart. No patchouli, please, though. It makes me gag.
The fact is – patchouli aside – I love all those back-to-the-garden crafts that people decided they’d created in the late sixties. One of those crafts is tie dyeing. It’s as simple as can be. Just a few basic tools and some creativity can turn boring white tablecloths into something like the Electric Kool Aid Acid wash number shown above.
Or you can do something that shows more obvious control of the medium, like this gorgeous lotus blossom motif on a marbled background:
Tie dye has even been big on the runway this year, as shown by these looks from several Spring 2010 collections:
Hey, if it’s good enough for Herve Leger, who am I to scoff?
Maybe it’s time to take another look at tie dye and see what you can do with it.