Tie Dye takes over journalism class
The Smoke Signal staff tie-dyed shirts, in order to create their tie-dye feature page, on Sept. 14. The second block X-day students each brought in and dyed their Smoke Signal shirts and then left them to dry.
The dye used was from a kit that was bought at a local craft store. Students attempted several different styles and techniques to try and find the best way to make the design. The three techniques used were the bull’s-eye, swirl, and crumple.
The bull’s-eye technique is used to make an appearance of a bullseye and is made by pulling the center of the shirt up in to a long cylindrical spire and is then tied off and dyed in sections.
The swirl appearance is made by taking the shirt and twisting the shirt to a swirl and then tied and dyed. Many students attempted the technique.
“It was pretty simple and it came out looking very cool,” sophomore Megan Corsano said.
The crumple technique involves taking the shirt and swirling and wrinkling the fabric to create layers, then the layers are dyed with different colors to create a unique look.
“It looked really cool,” senior Matt Yelverton said. “And it did not take a lot of work.”