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Tie Dye-Batik Making

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Tie Dye techniques have been used for centuries in the western part of Africa and the patterns and vibrant designs of the clothes have caught the eyes of many all over the world. It is an easy and effective way to introduce pupils into the art of African clothing design. Children are allowed to be creative as they want in designing their patterns to be created on fabrics with dyes.

Our aim is to familiarise the pupils with the use of African tie-dye and dye-making and to give a brief background into its origins. Using simple techniques will support the pupils into assimilating what they have learnt so they can pass on and use the knowledge to create tie-dye clothing in their own time.

Pupils involved will greatly enjoy seeing their creations come to life through the use of fabric which will give them something they can treasure and wear in the future.