Retro ‘Tie Dye’ Workshop

  • Presenter: Brigeen Gilroy
  • Date: Saturday 7 October 2017
  • Time: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm (doors open 12.30 pm)
  • Fee: $60 (inclusive of all materials, except clothing items)

Take a step back in time to the 1960s – think ‘flower power’, think ‘psychedelic’, think ‘Janis Joplin’ and especially think ‘tie dye’.  

The History of Tie Dye

Practised for centuries in Asia and Africa, the technique was picked up by the hippies of the 1960s in the USA, usually to be practised while tripping, after taking copious quantities of LSD !  Prior to ‘Tie Dye’, ‘Shibori’ and ‘Batik’ techniques were also used occasionally in Western fashion before the 1960s.  Tie-dying did not really become a fashion fad until the late 1960s following the example set by rock stars such as Janis Joplin and open air Rock Concerts such as ‘Woodstock’, where ‘Tie Dye’ clothes were abound !

In the late 1960’s Haute Couture designers such as Christian Dior and Jonathan Logan picked up on the craze and made it mainstream.  In London ‘Gordon Deighton’ created tie-dyed shirts and trousers for young fashionable men which he sold through the Simpsons of Piccadilly department store.  The fad had now become an everyday item of fashionable clothing.

What to bring:

  • 3 – 5 items.   Must be 100 % Cotton.  Must be white.
    Examples: t-shirt, skirt, trousers, canvas shoes, aprons, shirts.    You decide!

Your fee of $90 includes all materials and equipment necessary to transform your chosen items into genuine ‘retro, hippy style’.

About Brigeen Gilroy

Brigeen has presented Workshops in tie dye, pottery, ceramics, mosaics and various craft techniques for several years.  She has been a past coordinator of the Aldinga Arts Society and a member of various art groups.  She is a long term client of Splashout Art Studios.  She is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia.


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