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By P. TRY TIE-DYE FOR SUMMER DOLLARS Dear Joyce: My teenage daughter and I saw an art called tie-dyeing on a television show and thought we might try it. Can you tell us how to get started and how to sell what we make? - MRS. L. R., TUCSON, ARIZ. This 1,500-year-old Far Eastern art is a fairly simple technique which allows even people with congenital butter fingers to be highly creative. Of course, it does take practice and imagination to do it well enough to be paid for it. COLOSSAL COLORS. A piece of fabric is knotted, twisted, bunched, gathered or pleated, and tied at random intervals with rubber bands or string of some sort. Then the fabric is dipped in dye — which doesn't penetrate the areas that are tied J. LAIN undye by removing existing color from material with bleach but it isn't the same thing. WHORLS AND SWIRLS FOREVER. In addition to lengths of fabric, jeans, T-shirts and dresses, you can tie-dye lingerie, semi-opaque tights, cotton bathing suits, Isadora scarves, floppy felt hats, duck pants and skirts, bedspreads, draperies, table covers, wall fabrics, and wall hangings — some of these "pictures" are burlap. Applications of tie-dye go on and on.. .one man is covering his homemade glider, skydivers have tie-dyed parachutes, and a woman has tie-dye sails on her boat. Many tie-dyers have obtained free empty cartons from ice cream shops and covered them with shrieky, shocking jolts of color to make boutique

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  1. Statesville Record And Landmark,
  2. 19 Jun 1970, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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