This is my last blog post, and I’ve learned so much since I first started. My progress in my opinion is nice, and I’m excited for my future projects with tie dye. I decided to come to a close with something new; socks. I have already done shirts, and I wanted a change so I decided to dye a new type of material. I went to the store and bought a new pair of socks and I got to work. “If you want to avoid feathering, fully saturate the folds around the rubber bands” (Simon-Alexander 105). I found this tip very helpful because I wouldn’t have done this if it had not been in the book and my socks would have been primarily white. The way I put the rubber bands on was chaotic, which is normal for me. I have found out during my project that chaotic or “abstract” art is my favorite.
My socks were saturated and I was hoping they would look good, I had high hopes. I decided to let my socks sit for 24 hours this time. Last time my short looked nice, but I wanted it to be a bit more vibrant. I tackled cleaning up again, and I have definitely learned some things about keeping it cleaner while dying. Instead of using towels I placed my work on a plastic bag so when I cleaned it up I could throw it away. It worked great and I recommend this for anyone wanting to try tie dye.
My socks were washed and they came out great. They were vibrant and well covered. I’m glad that I decided to do socks instead of a shirt this time. It gave me even more experience than I already had.
I’m glad that I decided to do tie dye for my project. I had a blast and I got some pretty cool shirts and a nice pair of socks out of it. "Dye method: direct application" (Simon-Alexander 105). that is one thing I regret. I only did direct application and not the immersion method. That method is when you put a shirt with rubber bands in a bucket of dye and leave it to soak. The net time I tie dye this will be the method I try.
Q: what would you want to tie dye if you had to dye one thing?