Tie Dye: Cracking the code

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tie dye techniques are never ending. There are always new ways to invent to apply the paint and get a new look. Not only that, but there are ancient applications to break down and conquer.

Here are two pieces we came across that our design team is inspired by. The top one is from Thailand and the bottom - well, we are trying to figure out if these gorgeous flowers are photoshopped, if they are dyed silk, or if they were actually grown that way by Willy Wonka!

Regardless, it just goes to show that the tie dye is not all about starbursts, hippies or high fashion. It is an art form that can be embraced in many ways by artists as well as designers!

Are you thinking about giving tie dye a try? You should! Visit your local craft retailer and pick up our Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ - it's perfect because it comes with a variety of colors to play with!

Here are some video inspirations too:

Know the different types of dye


How to make a tie-dye heart on a shirt:


Learn the Ombre dye technique


Learn the Shibori dye technique