Central students learn the art of tie-dye

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[May 25, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Thursday, students at Central School learned the art of tie-dye.

It is a known fact that fashion rolls over from time to time. Tie-dye was a noted fashion statement in the 1960s and '70s. Today it is making its way back around and is gaining in popularity among the younger generations again.

Pictures by Nila Smith

Students continue applying rubber bands to their T-shirts.

When they are finished rubber-banding, it is time to dip the shirts in blue dye.



Drop them in and let them soak a spell.

Almost finished.


This "upper-class" helper may be having a little too much fun stirring the shirts in the blue dye!

Students were sent to play or sit in the shade for 10 minutes, then returned to start wringing out their shirts.



Instead of trying to unwind the rubber bands, students learned to just pull on their shirt parts until the bands popped off.

Names were written on the inside collars of the shirts so everyone knew they got their own shirt back.



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