Tie dye kits
Dating back to Peru in 500 AD, tie dye is an art that was revitalised in the 60s and 70s by textile artists and hippies. Psychedelic patterns on tie dyed T-Shirts and dresses were part of the 60s culture and Janis Joplin and John Sebastian were both artists who loved to get involved. In the 80s and 90s it became trendy in bright neon colours, and once again in modern pop culture and clothing styles, tie-dye has become fashionable.
Tie dye kits can be used by a range of generations from young children to elderly art lovers. These all-in-one kits come in a variety of sizes, most contain squeeze bottles of die, reusable surface covers, protective gloves, rubber bands and some even offer an inspiration booklet to get you started. You can select already mixed products in a range of bright colours or pre-mixed dyes for convenience and greater safety for children. Shop for tye die kits at eBay today.
The art of tie dye
Using rubber bands or clips, you pull the material together, folding it, tying sections into knots, banding, pleating with the use of clips or crimping it into bundles. Once you add dye to the fabric the colour soaks into the places where there is no banding or tying and once opened you are left with beautiful and intriguing patterns. You can be inventive with your choice of peg or band. Traditionally artists have used sticks, stones and strips of cloth to cause resistance to the dyes, and in Japan chopsticks and grains of rice are sewn into the cotton or silk.
Once you buy your tie dye kit, look for Men's T-shirts to dye or for everyday wear at eBay today. Brands include Metallica, Rick and Morty and John Cena. You can also explore Men's shorts, including casual shorts, cargo shorts, board shorts, Men's shorts for athletics and denim shorts at eBay.