Tie Dye 101: The Basics of Making Exceptional Tie Dye
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Wear it, hang it on your wall, sew with it, and give it away to family & friends. Throw a tie dye party, teach a camp or school art project, or even sell it. Tie dyeing is fun, and now learning is easy. True Tie Dye's Tom and Martine share their years of experience and guide you through every step in the tie-dyeing process.
Learn how to make fascinating patterns with vibrant colors that don't fade, even after repeated washings. We'll help you avoid the common pitfalls and show you how to get professional looking results every time. From beginner to pro, there's useful tips for everyone.
Put your imagination on fabric --learn how to tie dye today!
Top Customer Reviews
After watching Tie Dye 101, I realized how very little I actually knew about tie-dye. The process detailed in this dvd blows away any technique I could have learned elsewhere. It goes into great detail on the entire process, from mixing chemicals to folding and dying the shirts. It doesn't matter if you are brand new to tie-dye, or have been tie-dying since the 60's, this video will become an invaluable resource for you.
I know what you are thinking. "I know how to mix the chemicals. I know how to fold and dye shirts." Yes, and so did I. But there is so much more to this DVD than that. It will completely change the way you tie-dye. You will make tie-dyes faster and easier than you ever thought possible. If you want to make serious tie-dyes, order this video NOW. It will become the center of all of your tie-dye knowledge.
Here are my thoughts on the DVD:
The material is very clearly presented. No step is skimmed over (for instance, they will say "Next add 3 tablespoons of dye powder," and will be shown measuring and adding tablespoon 1, tablespoon 2, and tablespoon 3 of the dye powder.)
The two presenters are standing at a work table facing the cameras, as teachers might stand in front of a class. They are clearly reading from an overhead projector, and look very poker-faced most of the time. A few times at the start of a new section it seems they have been reminded to smile. The kids and I had some good chuckles over the presentation style.
There is one bizzare place in the DVD where the female presenter is giving instruction on diluting dye solution (or something like that) and the male presenter is shown with a thought bubble in which he is picturing the female presenter prancing around in a tie dyed bikini. I could have done without that...
Overall, I got some good new ideas for materials which would simplify the workspace, and learned techniques for folding and applying colour that I did not know before, despite having read numerous books on the subject.
TIE DYE LIVES !!! And more and more people are appreciating it for the art form that it is. Thanks Tom and Martine for educating us in how to get the primo results we all love to see.
You can't be depressed and wear tie dye!
As far as the folding, they present only three variations: crumple, V-fold, and simple spiral. I had hoped to see more interesting designs- sorry, the V fold is just too 60's and I would just never imagine wearing anything V-folded.
On the positive side, they do give some very nice descriptions of counterstaining, and show how to get a very different effect by drying the shirts after binding them up and soaking in sodium carbonate. That's why I give it a full two stars. There were at least 10-15 minutes that I found useful and informative beyond what I can see for free on YouTube. I found it very instructive to look at their process and the final projects and got inspired on how to do my own versions.
The section on washout was again unnecessarily complex. A simple hose-off on the front lawn before a cold wash is really enough to provide vibrant colors with no bleeding.Read more ›
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my dvd came scratched and the things that hold the dvd in place in the case some of them r broken. all in all a good dve and still plays in my P.C.Published on December 13, 2013 by M#1
80% of the information is way too technical for beginners. The 10% dedicated to patterns and colors is extremely outdated. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by bbailey