Lately my friend Emily (seen here, scaling hills during a Sadie photoshoot) have been mastering the art of tie dye. We've put in two full day sessions so far this summer and have great plans for more hand dyed projects after I get married. Our tie dye sessions are getting talked about, too. In fact, today I got an e-mail from my friend Jill who's coming for the wedding asking if we can tie dye while she's here visiting. Sounds like a plan to me, but I'll have to check with Emily, there's no way I could do this without her. We tend to encourage each other to experiment in just the right ways, even if we do sometimes end up with an ugly scarf or a tea towel with hand-dyed plaid (yes, that was as amazing as it sounds).
Spending the day on Emily's back porch, with her cute dog Hazel, pots of dye and piles of cotton fabric has been one of my favourite summer activities. I can't wait to experiment with some more autumn inspired colours and some new fabric dyeing techniques in September. What do you think of our sky-inspired palette? My giant pink and black organic cotton scarf is definitely my new favourite thing. I love the colours that we used this time around. The black wasn't as dark as I thought it would be, but the grey ended up being perfect with the other muted, pastel colours that we chose.
On another summery note my friend Carrah's rad summer trip is going to be the subject of tomorrow's two part, incredible, image-heavy post. Be sure to check it out, you won't want to miss this one!
Here's one of my favourite Animal Collective songs. I think it would be the perfect tie dye session soundtrack: