For the scarf making workshop, I had two different
techniques to demonstrate. The first technique
involves using a water soluble resist. Small squeeze
bottles are filled with the resist and are piped onto
the scarf. Designs can be drawn freehand, or they
can be traced by from a template laid underneath the
The dye is either applied using a squeeze bottle or with
a sponge brush.
The dye we use is an instant setting dye called Colorhue.
Three words: Easy, peasey, lemon squeezie. Once the
scarves have dried and the dye has set, they are just
washed out with color water. Instant gratification.
The second method we used was a Shibori inspired
tie dye method. Small and large pinches of fabric were
tied off with string (okay, dental floss). I found that
slip knots were wonderful for this. For children who
struggle with making the knot, I whipped a pile of
little knots that were ready to go.