Our theme in Visual Arts this term is Printmaking. Part of the unit includes Tie Dye. Each class made Tie-Dye t-shirts. The finished t-shirt will be worn at the end of the year school concert in December.
Learning Intention: To learn about tie dye and the different techniques you can use to make designs.
Success Criteria: Successfully made a tie dye t-shirt using a variety of techniques.
Curriculum Link: Creating & Making; Identification of key features of arts works from different times, places and/or cultures
How to set tie-dyed cotton with vinegar.
Tie-dyed materials must be set with care in order to preserve their design. Tie-dyed cotton can be set with vinegar for long lasting vibrancy and wear.
What you will need:
- White vinegar
- Bucket or bowl
- Cold water
- Washing machine
- Laundry detergent
- Clothes hanger
Place the dyed cotton in a bucket or bowl.
Pour white vinegar over top of the clothing, until the bucket is half way full.
Fill the remainder of the bucket with cold water.
Allow the garment to soak in the vinegar and water for 30 minutes.
Remove the garment from the bucket.
Place the garment in a washing machine alone.
Add 1 cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of gentle laundry detergent to the wash cycle.
Set the washing machine to the “delicate” setting and begin the wash.
Remove the garment from the washing machine.
Hang the garment to dry inside out on a clothing hanger