Pick the hottest day of the summer, throw in a bunch of friends and family, plenty of Procion dyes, and add in a pile of T-shirts and onesies and you have my Sunday--a tie-dye party of huge magnitude.
Am I crazy??
My daughter is visiting. She's expecting a baby in the fall, has a liking for ironic clothing on babies, and thought it would be fun to tie dye a pile of baby things. Could I pull it together? I had done some fabric dyeing 6 to 8 years ago and already had a bin of supplies on hand. I had several books, researched it online, and threw a big query out to the Milwaukee Art Quilters (who were very helpful).
So yesterday was the big day.
About 15 people came--all of whom were good sports and more than willing to get their hands dirty. We did some low immersion dyeing and some squirting-on-with squirt-bottles dyeing.Everyone was amazed with their artsiness, and some of these people pride themselves on not having an artsy bone in their bodies.
It's always my contention that anyone can do art but many of us had it (figuratively speaking) beaten out of us in our schooling. So I was happy to see them proven wrong.
Some more results. Woo hoo-this will be one artful baby!
We even had a tie dye cake for dessert:
And some uninvited guests who didn't help AT ALL: