Sunday, November 28, 2010
a funky way to tie dye
I had a few ideas but I wanted something that the big girl could help me with, in the end I decided to give 'Sharpie tie dying' a go ~ we followed this tutorial at Steve Spangler Science; the big girl had a ball.
I bought a couple of white Indian cotton napkins, washed and dried them, then got to work. Now I will just say that our results we not as dramatic as the tutorial and we think it is because of the material we chose. Indian cotton is quite thick and possibly not as porous as a thin t-shirt, after we finished the napkins we grabbed one of the wee girl's singlets and the results were very different (pictures above).
* In Ausralia rubbing alcohol is sold under the brand name Isocol and you can get it in chemists.