British Clothing 1066 to Present Day

Block F - Tie Dye

Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!

The art of tie dye clothing is not a new invention, it has long historical roots from many different countries including India and Japan, however it is most associated with the non-conformist movement of the 1960s and 70s. Solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns; use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and finally create your own tie-dye design.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: What is tie dye?

Find out about the period of British history that is associated with tie-dye fabric; solve problems of how to create tie-dye patterns.

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02: Applying tie dye techniques

Use traditional methods of tie-dye to create different patterns; follow instructions to apply tie-dye techniques and create your own tie-dye design.