I Dyed.. x


Like the lifespan of a butterfly, the summer term is flying to it’s end.  For Bella’s class it’s quite a poignant time as her year get re-mixed into different classes for September so after three years together it’s a real time of change.  As a little hurrah for the mums of her 2B class I held a Shibori tie-dye day..with all the essentials….


Joy of joys..the sun shone!


Is that a stick I see before me?


Our patriotic dye bath..previously used for mixing concrete for the patio.  The union jacks come from cut up passport covers from the 99p shop – they were perfect for holding the material in place to create the square shaped tie-dye pattern.


The magic starts when you unwrap..it’s a bit like Christmas..you have no idea what they’re going to be like..


But the results were pretty spectacular!


Each one different and unique!  My washing line has never looked so cool!


OMG – It actually looks like the tutorial photo!

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This beauty was the result of ‘stick’..it’s like looking up at the sea whilst diving..


Now I have the kids home and dying everything in sight! But honestly, I can’t blame them..it’s addictive..for a wonderful day with friends, it’s surprisingly easy, wonderfully effective and thoroughly recommended!

Laters, kate x


  1. Sally White

    Wow, they look amazing! Guess what I’ll be doing over the summer hols… thank you for the inspiration xx

  2. kerryobrine

    I hate tie dye – being around in the nineties with all those horrid velvet tie dyes etc… Yuck
    But I have to say I love what you’ve done!! That stick technique gives a lovely pattern. Great fun to do with kids big and small alike!!

  3. dievca

    What fun! it’s not the product, it’s the process and company. XO
    You could wear your T-shirts for the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire and beyond. 🙂

  4. Linda

    Ya’know….I never knew tie dye could look so good. With only one color I think it has a much more designer-ish appeal to it. I love it.

  5. jackiemallon

    Nothing says summer like that!
    There’s a dippy trippy hippy in me that just won’t lie dormant for long…you woke her up with your back garden shenanigans. Many will be mad at you as they thought they’d seen the back of her… 😀

  6. zaychishka

    Those turned out so wonderful, I remember attempting this when I was way back in elementary school…it definitely did not turn out as nicely as these. What a fun idea for a summer activity.

  7. sewloveable

    Love this project. Seeing this made me remember that I have a tie dye kit. I think it’s time I make use of it again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. fashionassist

    I absolutely adore the photos of everyone’s pieces hanging on the clothes line…
    it’s like this tiny, little art gallery strung across your yard…
    what a wonderful and creative day you all had!!~ xo

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