Monday, July 15, 2013
This past week was Creative You Summer Camp through 4H. Kids spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday exploring several types of fabric dyeing including, ice dyeing with ice cubes and powdered Rit Dye; tie dyeing t-shirts and socks; Sun painting with Setacolor by Pebeo; wool felting with needles and rocks. After fabric had been created we added extra embellishments. On Thursday and Friday the girls used their fabric and sewing machines to create clothing and accessories. It was a great week!!! If any of this looks like so much fun you'd like to try it visit the Rit Dye website for great instructions and projects. Search the internet for "ice dyeing" for lots of interesting ideas. The paint we used for the sun dyeing is available online at www.dharmatrading.com. It's called Setacolor. Visit the spinners and weavers in the sheep barn at the Kitsap County Fair (August 21 thru 25, 2013) for more information about felting. ...or...hey.... ask any of these kids... they all did an awesome job!
Learning to card wool on a drum carder
Rinsing Ice dyeing
Early stages of rock felting
Rock felted Snowman
Needle felted butterly
Felted Rock Santa
Felted Rock Panda
A darling purse made from sun painted fabric
Our tie dyed sock drying tree
Using Sharpies and rubbing alcohol
Rock Felting... this was so coo,l!!
Adding extra "bling" to our dyed fabric
Showing off a sun painted t-shirt, a scarf and a purse
The girls are learning to needle felt
This was done with Setacolor Sun painting
This was a piece of ice dyeing
We created Journals with notes about our process and pictures of what we did.
This project was done with Sharpies and rubbing alcohol