Hey all, I know that a bunch of you have taught tie dye to newbies. I could use any advice you'd like to give me.
I've been invited to a "Woodstock" style summer picnic in June to teach tie dye to small groups of people. I'll have one assistant. My plan is the classic: bring them the shirts & rubber bands, explain a bit about the chemicals, give them a choice of two or three folds, soak the shirts while explaining about dye, hand out a few colors of premixed dye, apply, bag, and explain the washout they must do at home. I'll have a handout they can take away.
A couple of specific questions:
--Thought I would limit the class to 6 or 8 people ages 12 and up. Sound good to you?
--Thought I would have a set of dye bottles for each pair of people to share. Doable?
--Trying to figure out how to provide protection for their clothing. I don't really want to buy a hundred plastic aprons. Any thoughts on that?
And, really... any advice you'd care to share would be much appreciated. I'm going to practice my spiel in April on some brave volunteer friends.