Patterns in the Tai-Dai style look incredibly juicy and bright, which attracts young people. This is a great way to show individuality, originality and rebellious spirit. Tai-Dai style, which declared itself many years ago, is still relevant today.
Print with a rich history
This mysterious word combines several techniques for dyeing fabric, which are based on its winding, stitching, compression or folding. Tai Dai painting, which is fashionable today, takes its roots in Japanese culture. This technique was also widely used in India, where a similar method of textile ornamentation was called nodular dyeing. In Africa, China and Eastern countries, the Tai Dai technique for decorating clothes was also widely used, and in the USA it was popularized by representatives of the hippie subculture in the early seventies of the last millennium. It was here that this method of fabric ornamentation, originally called «shibori» (in the incorrect English translation «shibori»), acquired its modern name. It translates as «tie — paint», which fully reflects the essence of the technique itself. A few years later, the Tie-Dye print also penetrated the territory of the USSR countries. The very first “swallows” were dumpling jeans, which were brought by Soviet business travelers, and then they independently learned how to reproduce resourceful fashionistas and fashionistas. Denim clothes were simply boiled in boiling water, achieving the desired effect. It should be noted that it was very difficult to predict the result in advance. Dyeing clothes and textiles made from natural cotton fabrics in iridescent colors that blend into each other to form a psychedelic cheerful print is today a modern version of a classic dyeing method that has its roots in different cultures of the world.
Tai Dai Fashion
Perhaps the most striking manifestation of the tie-dye style in modern fashion are T-shirts, popularized by American hippies. And today they are reminiscent of a fun time that brought noticeable changes to the life of the planet. Paired with wide leg jeans, sneakers and a fringed messenger bag, a tie-dye tank top creates a unique tribal look that exudes freedom, love of life and energy. The uniqueness of such things lies in their originality, since even in industrial conditions it is difficult to tie a knot twice for dyeing so that the pattern is the same. What can we say about coloring things at home?
Tie-Dye T-shirts, bandanas, scarves and T-shirts are easy to make at home. All that is needed is the product itself, made of natural fabric (cotton, silk, linen), fabric dyes, elastic or thread, a brush or a cotton pad. T-shirts can be dyed dry or wet. In the first case, the border between the colors will be more pronounced, and in the second — blurry. Having tied arbitrary knots on the product, forming folds or simply crumpling it, fix it with threads or elastic bands. Then, having prepared a solution for staining according to the instructions, paint should be applied. After waiting a few minutes, you need to rinse the T-shirt in water at room temperature. It should be dried without removing the rubber bands. When the T-shirt is dry, it remains to remove the fixatives and smooth it with an iron. The Tai Dye effect will impress with its originality and uniqueness, and an ordinary T-shirt will take on a new life!