Cool Tie Dye Designs
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Cool Tie Dye Designs
Up to date on April 25, 2013 GratefulDeadTieD more The original Tie Dye Shirt
Tie-dye strategies have also been used for a whole bunch of years world wide. Beginning probably, with the use of indigo dyes that came from the indigo pits situated in Kano, Nigeria. For 500 years the folks of Kano have dipped and dyed over pits plunging natural fabrics into indigo infused colored water, leading to stunning purple and blue hues.
The earliest items of surviving ‘cool tie dye designs’ come from some pre-Columbian tie-dye present in Peru relationship back all the method to 500 to 810 Advert. Their tie dye type designs embody small circles with traces, made with bright coloured dyes together with purple, yellow, blue, and inexperienced.
(Shirt above courtesy of the web site of Courtenay Pollock- Authentic Courtenay Tie Dye Shirts)
Shibori is one other rather historical art form of tie dye practiced in Japan since at the very least the 8th century.
Shibori consists of quite a few labor-intensive resistance dying strategies which will embody a type of stitching elaborate, tiny patterns and tightly sewing in and gathering of the stitching earlier than dyeing, forming intricate designs for kimonos, and shirts.
The tie dye shirts worn again then after all have been nothing like we have right now. This tie dye clothes from the African Tribes had been additionally related in technique to the Japanese Shibori – These Tie Dyes had been embroidered and sewn into intricate designs in their traditional indigenous patterns.
It has been said that these authentic methods have been the inspiration for the tie-dyed garments identified with hippie trend that began in the 60’s and has grown right into a rising grass roots industry at present. Although tie dye first got here to America in 1909 when a Professor of Columbia University, Charles E. Pellow used some samples of some tie-dyed fabrics he had obtained and gave a lecture and live demonstration of the tie dye method from the culture he was lecturing on on the time.
Tie dye also became worn and standard with the counter culture within the roaring 20’s as properly, but really didn’t take off till the late 1960s.
There are some wonderful Tie Dye Artists and actually cool designs on the market in the current developments. It has grow to be a real art kind creating stunning tie dyed fabric.
I have seen some high finish Tie Dye Artwork and have been trying out all the completely different styles on the web in the present day. This article is about a few of these designs and the artists creating them.
This piece beneath as properly as the tie dye shirt above is by tie dye artist Courtenay Pollock, who is without doubt one of the “grandfathers’ of the tie dye motion of as we speak.
Courtenay Tie Dye
Courtenay Pollock arrived on the Grateful Lifeless household scene in 1970 with tie dye portfolio in hand. He met Bob Weir at his house in Nicasio Valley on the time and was shortly thereafter commissioned to do all the speaker fronts for the band.
He was the Grateful Lifeless Family ‘tie dye artist extraordinaire’ ‘for a number of years in the early days. He did Mandalas for the Band members properties, and tie dye shirts for everyone within the household and catered to the followers in the beginning days of his work on the Grateful Lifeless scene.
He began getting more into his artwork items later- and did the Greek Theater backdrops in the early 80’s. He nonetheless does tie dye shirts, Mandalas, and artwork work as we speak, being of of the first to essentially popularize the fashionable tie dye of the times to the Grateful Useless scene, he is still recognized because the place all of it started by many of the tie dye artists at the moment.
This pic to the suitable is one among his pieces- known as ‘Galactic Queen’ a chunk about 44″ x 44″ you may see extra of his work here on his web site:
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It’s a Hugo
Hugo began making tie dyes 27 years in the past. He would sell them to assist his travels with the Grateful Dead.
By the tip of the Useless years his artwork had turn out to be pretty well-known within the parking lot and stay music touring scene. It is not unusual to have several random folks say “Good Hugo” referring to your shirt, at your favourite live live performance.
I do know many deadheads sported a Hugo while twirling to Sugar Magnolia over time!
Hugo would not seem to have a web site to function his work, but you may try his page on facebook. Visit It’s a Hugo!
EZ Dye Tie – Quote from Ez Up Dyes Guy!
“When fans of my artwork ask me so usually the place I get my inspiration and vision, I know they count on me to say it comes from some shaman-like experience I’ve had on some type of weird drugs. …but it is not. What most evokes me daily is what I see my first hour of being awake.
The way the light creates shadow, the symmetry in a butterfly’s wingspan, or the different tones of greens and blues or golds and browns when i see the tall grass blow. It is the magnificence in nature and the celebration of my own vision which will get me excessive. …makes me want to go deep into my creating and uncover one thing inside myself…and to let it shine… I believe a lot of people like feeling this manner.
We’re all linked in lots of other ways to shapes, and colors.
All of us have deep connections to this stuff from early in our lives. After we personally hook up with shapes and colors, we have now realized something about ourselves and about one another, ..and inevitably about the universe we reside in”.
Verify em out here: https://www.facebook.com/EzUpDyes
Boykin Tie dyes
Charles Boykin is another superb Tie Dye Artist. I’ve seen some very inventive designs and intricate work coming from Charles.
He says he does two totally different kinds: sinew (batik model) and string (old-fashioned)- See more right here at his fb web page right here-
Visit Boykin Fb Web page!
Star Nova by Courtenay
Visionary artist Benjammin, His tie-dye clothing and tapestries have been worn by many all time favorites such as the Grateful Lifeless, Ken Kesey, Willie Nelson, Dave Mathews, Wavy Gravy, Dark Star, Robbie Krieger, Ben Harper, The Allman Brothers Band, String Cheese Incident, 7 Walkers, George Porter Jr., and The Meters.
His cool tie dye designs are being utilized by Croakies for their cool line of sunglass straps and superior belts.
After peddling his wonderful tie dye designs out of the back of his van at Useless reveals, a number of of his pieces finally were seen by the members of the Grateful Useless, and the remaining is history.
His work was loved by the band members and he was supported by Jerry Garcia to showcase his work.
Kudos to Benjammin!!
Brad Branum Tie Dye
“The one below is one among my earthy colored shirts which is the type I wish to make and wear myself. The folds are easy, however I mix the colours to match nature during the totally different seasons here in Missouri. This explicit shirt was made during a dry part of last summer time.
The shirt to the left with the heart in the middle was executed with stitching for a special look. I used a lot brighter colors on this one. It was made as a reward for a woman who tie-dyes with me.” See more of his designs at his fb web page: https://www.facebook.com/brad.branum
One other Brad Branum – T-Shirt Design
Tie Dye Mandala – Courtesy of Courtenay Pollock
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sendingAuthorGratefulDeadTieD 4 years ago
@MrTieDye65: Thanks Mr. TieDye! There are some nice tie dye artists on the market. I tuxedo t shirt long sleeve bet you might be one in all them!
MrTieDye65 four years in the past
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