Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tie dye

My past has come back to haunt me. Let me explain... Throughout junior high & high school I was very much into the 60's revival; I listened to the Beatles, The Who & Janis Joplin and donned bell bottoms, colorful bead necklaces and tie dyed tees, I even went to a couple of Greatful Dead concerts before Jerry Garcia died. My senior year in high school, I got a job at Lerner New York and my 60's obsession was put into a memory box. This past year, Hans resurrected one of my Dead Head tee's for working out, it's a little tight, but still pretty cute. Now this summer, in our community, we had a tie dying activity and I was in full force. I made 17 shirts, none of which were for me. Conrad & Riley gave specific instructions on colors and Amelia was determined to help me with the permanent dying. (Not to worry, no fancy clothes were injured in this experiment.)
I must say that I
had forgotten how quick and beautiful the end result is of tie dying. I recommend this to anyone who need a fun and cheap family activity or for all you closet hippies out there. Not to fret, even a novice can dye like a pro by just google-ing and with a little research anyone can get some wicked patterns and tips on how to make your very own Deadhead jersey.

5 comments:

Heathere Willoughby said...

Lijah cannot wait to see his!!!! But Jason could probably wait a million years....

Jill Mennig said...

I'm so excited! I'll never forget how sweet it was when your dad gaves us a little talk about mary jane before going to hang out at The Greatful Dead! And all those notes from junior high where we would design our latest idea for a bellbottomed outfit. And the flower power sticker you gave me to place om my first car(sadly it suffered from water damage before it was able to fulfil the measure of it's creation).

Farnsworth Family said...

Talk about a stroll down memory road!!!! Peace, love and harmony my child. Flower Power Sistas Forever!!!

Amy Jones said...

Ah, a project after my own heart.

Tana & Braden said...

Can we tie dye with you sometime? I haven't done it in FOREVER, and your's turned out amazing!