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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Little Dyeing

Another project that my granddaughter wanted to try was batiking with Elmers School Glue Gel.  We used the tutorial from Sweet Verbena.  Miss One picked a Taylor Swift quote for her t-shirt.  She had a couple of mishaps when writing with the glue, so we washed the shirt and started over a couple of times.  Once we made a paper pattern and put it under the shirt to trace, it was much easier to keep writing straight and centered.  After the glue dried overnight we dyed the shirt a pretty turquoise color.  That was a scary process!  When the shirt came out of the dye it looked like the dye had soaked through the glue.  We definitely thought we had a huge craft fail on our hands, but when it came out of the washing machine the writing had magically appeared!  SUCCESS!  She also decided to dye the shoelaces on her new zentangle sneakers while we were dyeing the t-shirt.  Together they make a pretty cool outfit!


Needled Mom said...

That is so clever and those shoes are just perfect with those laces.

Jean said...

Another cute idea. I have some nieces who would love this. Did you put them directly in the washer after the dye? What type of dye did you use?

Jean said...

oops, sorry for the silly question, went to the tutorial after I wrote the comment.

Gypsy Quilter said...

So glad you get to spend time with your grand darlin'.

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