Friday, March 27, 2015

Tie & Dye

Dyeing fabric, an ancient art form. Vivid hues have enchanted humankind since time begins. Colors found by primitive man through the utilization of different plants' parts such as juices, blossoms, leaves, bark and roots. And applying these substances to primitive fabric was its’ recreation.

Tie-dye as we apply the term prevalent in the United States in the mid 1950's. In one thousand B.C., fabrics, for example, those used to wrap mummies found in colored in Egypt. Tie-dye thought to be a result of ancient implementation of dyes.

Despite the fact that fabric was perishable and crumbled, archaeologists still settled that a range of stamps could have been utilized for printing fabric five thousand years back in Mesopotamia and Indo-pak subcontinent.

China has been making a type of tie-dye following the 6th century. They knew how to turn, overlay, and tie silk or cotton so when the fabric plunged into dye, distinctive parts of the fabric would retain the color. This brought forth diverse parts of the material to show shading more vibrantly than the rest.

Pre-Columbian Peru, Nigeria, and different nations, particularly on the west shore of Africa have delighted in the specialty of tie-dye. North African tribes made spot designs on woolen materials. The Yoruba ladies of West Nigeria produce marvelous indigo-colored fabrics which are composed intricately with the creasing and tritik (sewing systems.)

However, there are thousand ways to dye fabric or combine few to create a masterpiece. Today I have combine two tying techniques before dyeing an old T-shirt. To be on the safe side I have prepared a sample.

The T shirt is...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Tissue Cover Box

Tissue box covers are of many types but I desire to buy something which would accessories my living area. I have searched every market in Rawalpindi but of no gain.
Hence decided to diy. Hence YouTube is of great help. Though it is my first attempt but the result is astonishing see it for yourself.