I took home the leftover shirts and dyed them for myself and a few employees who didn't make it to the event. You can see pictures of those shirts here on my Picasa album site.
|2009-09-22 Tie-dye for Oktoberfest|
Is That Thing On?
I've been thinking about doing tie-dye demonstration videos to put onto YouTube, and I got one of the volunteers to video me while I was demonstrating how to do a couple of the fold patterns. The videos are completely rough and unedited, and there is polka music in the background! Who would have thought that polka makes a great soundtrack for tie-dye? Anyhow, I'm not sure when or if I'll get around to doing them the "right" way, so I figured I'll put them on YouTube for now just as they are. After all, I describe myself as a "recovering perfectionist"--where "done" is better than "perfect". I'd say these are worth lots of perfectionism recovery points!
In this video, I show how to fold an X pattern.
Here I demonstrate folding a diagonal stripe pattern.
Enough About Me...
Some of my faithful audience members have pointed out that they haven't seen my faithful hound Lacey lately. Here she is:
Amazingly, Lacey knows which shirts are the ones for me, and she just stands on those. Either that, or she just knows that she looks best with a backdrop of blues and greens!
Playtime with a cardboard tube.
Mandalas are great backdrops!