At the end of this year’s Tie Dye on the Lawn event at the library where I work, staffers were invited to take out their own cotton garments and go to it with bands, soaking soda ash solution and bottled dye.
I had brought a pair of white T-shirts. I took up the invitation of staff help on the folding and rubber-banding after I decided upon the swirling design. Better to come out nice than to live with my fumbling fingers.
I purposely picked different colors when I carefully squirted the dye onto the folded T-shirts.
Here’s the finished shirts after I rinsed them and ran them through the washer at home. I hung dry them in the backyard this first time out to avoid shrinking.
My dear wife Karen chose the shirt on the left for her own. I have a blue Liverpool Public Library iron-on emblem to secure on mine. Happy, yes.