There are 2 guys in my life who love tie dyed shirts. Chris will wear them occasionally but he doesn't "love" them. Kim's husband, Jamie, loves them and, best I can tell, wears them every day. My brother, Tim, loves them too. It's good to have both of them because occasionally I get in a tie dye mood and I know I have someone to give the shirts too.
Lately I've been in a tie and ice dyeing mood so they are getting new shirts. Some are winners but a couple should become work shirts right away. Here are the newest shirts for Jamie and Tim.
Both of these were dyed the same; one for each of them. They didn't turn out quite like I envisioned but they aren't total failures either.
These are both for Jamie. The one on the left is one of the coolest shirts I've ever dyed. Both of these were ice dyed and you really have no idea what you are getting when you start. I never intended for the one on the right to have so much purple. It's kind of cool from a texture and pattern point of view but I'm not sold on the colors. Not sure what he will think of it either! it doesn't have much of a "dude" vibe.
The rest of the shirts are for Tim. He really prefers muted colors like black and camouflage. I really hope he likes this one because it took forever to tie and dye.
This is what it looked like while I was tying it. As I dyed each bulls eye I covered it in plastic to keep other dye from migrating on it.
Both of these were tie dyed and the one on the left turned out exactly like I planned. The one on the right, not so much. I still like it but t shirt fabric is too thick to tie successfully. I really need to invest in a big set of hemostats so I can clamp the designs.
I expect that the spiral on the left is going to be his favorite of the bunch. The one on the right is horrible. It was ice dyed and I think it will get a second trip through the process. I fix a lot of sins that way. I'll fold it exactly the same as before and just add more dye.
I have more clothes and shirts (all for me) to share on another day. I'll just leave by saying that dyeing leggings is so much fun!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.