Drop In Tie-Dye Party
Taught by Jessica Kaufman
Jessica Kaufman is officially a Crafty Lady, having earned her Masters in Crafts Education and teaching knitting professionally. Jess has been a Montessori teacher, a nanny, and a camp counselor in the mountains of North Carolina for over a decade, and as a result, knows a bafflingly large number of silly songs and games. Find her online at waxonstudio.com
Attention all: tie-dye does not have to be garish or tacky! Or rainbow colored or in a big spiral (not that there's anything wrong with that). We know more than a dozen ways to get understated, sophisticated results that help you create a dyed item you would actually wear, and in a color palette that suits your everyday wardrobe.
You know that soft old t-shirt that you love the fit and feel of, but can't in good conscience wear outside the house due to its pit stains/ icky color/ bleach spots/ whatever? Bring it on by anytime between 2 and 5pm and we'll teach you how to do an amazing job tie-dyeing it.
Items to dye should be 100% cotton or another natural, plant-based fiber (i.e., rayon, hemp, linen). The more times it's been washed, the better--don't bring in something right off the rack. Wear something you wouldn't mind getting dye splashed on, or bring an apron!
(Kids welcome! We'll be in the backyard at our Prospect Heights location; and drop by anytime between 2-5pm. If you're looking to learn more techniques and dye more items, check out our in-depth class on May 20th.)