Reverse Dyeing

Oct 18, 2019 | Surface Design & Mixed Media Study Group

Well another season of the SCTA Surface Design and Mixed Media Study Group has passed. The highlight of the year was the two-part reverse dying process. This September, we began part one by removing color from black tee shirts with tying and scrunching process, then we doused the shirts with bleach.

After washing and drying, we came back in October to put color back in the shirts. Everyone was so happy with the way they all turned out. The before and after pictures are below.

The SCTA Surface Design and Mixed Media study group meets the second Thursday of every month. We will be on recess November and December. We resume January 2020 for some new batiking process.



Original meeting invitation and announcement

Hello Creatives,

It seems like a long break but we’re back. Hope you had an artful recess. I’m excited about our two part reverse dyeing lesson.
Part 1- September’s meeting we will be removing color from an old or new (prewashed) t-shirt.

So don’t throw away that old shirt just yet. And get ready to upcycle with this easy tie-dye project.
If you don’t have a shirt, I have a limited number of sizes for purchase. Plus all other materials will be provided.


The project for September will be Reverse Dyeing, Part 1.

We will learn how to tie-dye dark shirts with a reverse tie-dye technique.

Bring a black tee shirt, or you can purchase one from Yvonne for $2.

In October, we will continue with Part 2, Reverse tie-dye, putting color back in.