Want to Learn How to Make Tie-Dye T-Shirts?

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Bring some color into your life! Check out this hands-on workshop where you learn the techniques to make your own unique and colorful tie-dye t-shirts. Learn how to make different patterns and designs; coloring techniques and how to “set” the color to reduce fading. This is a fun workshop for ages 14 and older. Children ages 10 -13 years may attend with a paying adult. This two-day workshop runs Friday, January 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and again Saturday, January 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Fees: $20 per person, includes materials (add $2 for non-residents). $10 per child with paying adult (add $2 for non-residents). Pay an additional $2 to make a pair of socks in addition to your own t-shirt! This workshop is held in the Arcata Community Center’s Teen Room. Call the Arcata Recreation Office to pre-register, (707) 822-7091 or enroll online, www.cityofarcata.org/rec. Instructor Erin Gray is a local artist and crafts person who wants to preserve this Humboldt tradition. She enjoys making tie-dye t-shirts for fun and especially likes having tie-dyes that are not the standard -mass produced designs. “Tie-dye is a craft anyone can do – you can’t mess it up.”

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