I am a hardcore summer camp enthusiast. I was a camper for eight years and a lifeguard for five. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love being a lifeguard. You get to meet every camper, go for a swim whenever you want, and you get the best tan. But being on the lake all day means that I miss out on one of the most important parts of camp: Tie-Dye Tuesday.
For my Learn Something project, I want to teach myself how to tie-dye. I’ve done a couple of tee-shirts over the years, but none of them really turned out well. I’m not sure if the quality of the dye was to blame, or maybe it was just that I was 12 years old. Either way, this time around, I hope to make something amazing. You know those amazing shirts that are sold at every summer festival? The ones with vivid colors and really sharp designs. I want my projects to be that level of tie-dye, the kind that makes you say “Woah, how did you do that?!”
I want to make two main projects: a tee-shirt and a wall tapestry. For the shirt, I want to use dark purples, lavender, and a golden yellow, my sorority colors (sorority shirts can be sooo expensive, so if I’m already making some shirts, I might as well DIY some letters). For my wall tapestry, I'll use a bedsheet from Goodwill, bleach it, and make a mandala-style tie-dye with navy blue and teal. Ideally, I'll get to make both, but it really depends on time and on how much I want to budget for supplies.