National Tie Dye Day celebrates a technique of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling cloth or a garment before binding it with string or rubber bands and applying dye or dyes.
National Tie Dye Day gives us all the opportunity to be artists, makers, and creators. Starbursts, ombres, wild color combinations, patterns, subtle pastels, or grungy acid wash, are all examples of tie dye. Check out this video of tie-dye techniques.
China’s si period in the fifth century produced the earliest tie-dye in the Far East. Although shibori and batik techniques were used in Western fashion for many years, modern psychedelic tie dye did not become popular until the late 1960’s. Tie dye was the flag of a whole generation of rebellious youth, a symbol of peace and free love.
Today we bring you three sapphic books set in the 1960s.