Tie Dye

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Lesson Plan Weeks Beginning May 9 –16, 2011

Grade 9 Visual Arts

Topic: Textile and Design ManipulationTopic:Tie Dye

Time: 4 sessions x 30 mins each

General Objective

To be able to use appropriate materials to create designs on fabric by various tie dyeing techniques.

Specific Objectives

At the end of the lesson students should be able to:

✓ 1.Define Tie Dye

✓ 2.List materials needed for tie dyeing

✓ 3.Explain Tie Dye as a resist dyeing

✓ 4.Know different techniques and explain each of them

✓ 5.Define single, double and triple dyeing while explaining colour change

✓ 6.Tie dye a piece of fabric to be used as head tie or wrap.


Resist RepelMordantFixative TritikRuching

Major Concepts

Tie Dye: a form of fabric decoration technique in which cord and other articles are used as resist

Double Dyeing: process of dyeing two times..

Repel: to keep off

Resist: to prevent the dye from soaking into the fabric.

Mordant: type of chemical that is used to allow the dye to stay on the fabric. Mordants are mostly used in natural dye. Natural dye is made from things such as plants for example onion skin.

Fixative: vinegar and salt which allow the dye to stay fast on the fabric. Used mostly in hot water dye. They are also forms of mordant.

Tritik: A tie dye technique that is sewn

Ruching: Tie dye technique that the cord is rolled in the fabric which gives a crushed cotton look.

Colour Change: the ability to blend two or more colours which will cause a new colour to occur.

Pre-requisite Skill: knowledge of colour.

Introduction Students will observe other students model African Wrap in Tie Dye.


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