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Inspiration Gallery: Tie Dye

By Twistie

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:

via The Fashionable Housewife

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.

3 Responses to “Inspiration Gallery: Tie Dye”

  1. Carol Says:

    Eh. Didn’t like it then, don’t like it now. Too random for me, I guess.

  2. Twistie Says:

    @Carol: (shrugs) I don’t think there’s any craft that’s for everybody. Stay tuned, and I’m sure there will be something else we do agree on.

  3. ZaftigWendy Says:

    I have loved tie-dye forever. Yes, sometimes it’s random, but I love the challenge of doing more defined patterns. It’s also really fun to do with kids!

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