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The great Guide tie dye

Last week at Guides we started to make plate bags for camp – for those of you who don’t do Guides, this is the drawstring P.E. type bag you keep your plate, bowl, mug and cutlery in.

I bought very cheaply, two second hand sheets which I cut into A3 (or there abouts) size pieces. The girls tied knots or used rubber bands to hold a variety of twists and turns in their fabric, before leaving them in a dye bath for the duration of the meeting (we also attempted to make kaleidoscopes that night).

I got home and put them through a rinse cycle in my washing machine. Undoing them elicited a lot of admiring oohs and ahs from me – they were all so different-everything from classic tie dye circles to stripes and beautiful feathery patterns.

I can’t wait to show them at our next meeting – though I’m a little trepidatious about the next bit…sewing by hand 😀 I may not be the most popular Guider that evening!


Comments on: "The great Guide tie dye" (6)

  1. Ooh, let me know how it goes…I am thinking about teaching my rainbows basic hand stitch as I htink its a skill that is important but they don’t learn at home!

    • I will. 🙂 Rainbows wow – you’re a braver girl than me! When my girls were small I made some of those card sewing things – shapes with holes round the edge you use a shoelace to sew into. To get the basics. Maybe this would be a place to start. They could make the shape – and who doesn’t like punching holes with a hole punch!

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