We are several weeks into the lockdown and by now, you probably must have tried almost every DIY fashion hack out there. But, if the creativity bug inside you is still isn’t satisfied and you are looking for more stylish ways to kill time, then we have the perfect pick for you– the tie and dye is making a comeback during the stay at home life and it is adding colour to our dull lockdown routines like never before.
The roots of tie and dye trace back to 1960s as part of US protest art, but its popularity peaked in the late 90s and early 2000s. And as it now makes a resurgence, it is still known for being one of the most sought-after mood-boosting fashion hacks. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in straight to know more about the trend and how you can tie and dye at home yourself.
#TieDye is trending all over Twitter and TikTok as it has become a means for many to distract themselves and cope up with the existing pandemic stress. Here are a few posts that explain why I am saying so.
— Explore now! (@wetwoter) April 26, 2020
People from all age groups are finding solace in this activity– whether they are kids or adults.
It has also become a family-bonding activity for many!
— Jeremy Alexander (@jalva91) April 26, 2020
People in the colder parts of the world are also tie-dying socks and not just basic T-shirts and loungewear.
A rage in India as well!
Fascinated, right? Me too! Beautiful results with a simple process. Here’s a guide to how you can tie and dye your clothes at home.
1. Start by folding or twisting the T-shirt.
2. Secure with rubber bands that will also help make designs and then wet the T-shirt.
3. Put on gloves and pour bleach on the fabric (you can do this according to whichever pattern you want. Bleach heavily at some places and less in other areas)
4. Let it sit for 15 minutes
5. Remove rubber bands, wash the T-shirt, and leave it to dry.
Take a look at the video below to understand three different ways to tie-dye at home: crumple, shibori, and spiral.
So, when do you plan to tie-dye your T-shirt? Do share the pictures with us! You can tag @popxofashion in your upload on Instagram. Happy tie-dying to you!
Featured Image: Unsplash and Twitter