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« on: October 16, 2005 08:46:27 AM »

I thought I would share my tie-dying experience. I think it turned out really neat.
I dipped the shirt in parts at a time so the top of the shoulders is blue, the middle is green and the bottom corner is yellow underneath red. The trick is to tie your elastics really tight so the areas underneath are really white. The white circles remind me of stars!

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005 01:06:05 PM »

That looks great!

Oh, I love tie-dying.  I'm very addicted to it actually.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005 01:19:54 PM »

whoa I just got done tie dying a shirt and I was like, I wonder if anyone on craftster has posted anything. That looks really awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005 03:20:28 PM »

Nice! Tie-dye is so hit or miss.  I was a camp craft counsellor for like, six years or something, and had to do tie-dye with a different group every week all summer, so sometimes i still have tie-dye nightmares.  Yours gives me nice dreams though Smiley.  My favorite one i ever made was a pale-ish yellow shirt using purple dye, so the dyed parts were kind of brown-purple.  It made me think of stars, too. Anyways, i like your shirt.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2005 04:58:35 PM »

hey, i think its cool Smiley
oh, and are you near San Francisco in your pic? It looks like a place I went to when I went down there...

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005 05:37:18 PM »

Thanks everyone! I think mixing dyes is the hardest part of tie dye. And you have to be the first to dip in the bucket or your colours come out faded!

The picture was actually taken in Kingston ON at the royal military college. I had taken my winter jacket off just for the picture. We laughed at the thought of being in California because it was chilly that weekend!  Cheesy
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The picture was actually taken in Kingston ON at the royal military college. I had taken my winter jacket off just for the picture. We laughed at the thought of being in California because it was chilly that weekend!  Cheesy

ohhh  Roll Eyes i'll post a pic later of the place i'm thinking of. its getting cold where i am too, but we dont need winter jackets yet, thank God, because i have a marshmallow coat  Roll Eyes (or so it seems!)

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005 01:49:08 AM »

The school where i teach 4th grade at has a tie-dye day.  Yeah, where the hell they came up with THAT tradition i just dont know... seems like a bad idea, but apparently the kids love it... so this will be my first time tie-dyeing, and non-tacky would be fabulous.  I like that idea.  ... im still dreading tie dye day with my 30 potentially soggy 10 year olds though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005 12:02:52 PM »

well here is the pic. i have a pic with my parents in it, and it was better to show how i thought that it was the place you were...but...oh well.



so we were just on one of the mountains, there was a road leading to a look out point. if we took the pic further back and somehow cut out the Golden Gate, i think it would look like your  place.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2005 08:11:47 PM »

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