British Clothing 1066 to Present Day
Tie Dye

The art of tie-dye clothing is not a new invention; it has long historical roots in many different countries including India and Japan. It is, however, most closely 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 create your own tie-dye design.

Session 1 What is tie dye?

Objectives

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066, for example changes in an aspect of social history such as clothing.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.

Maths

  • Solve problems by applying mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes:

  • Understand that the bright colours and relaxed style of tie dye represented a rejection of the formal and conservative dress of the previous generation.
  • Persevere and work systematically to find the solution of where to tie the fabric to recreate the pattern.

Children will:

  • Understand which period of British history is associated with tie-dye fabric.
  • Work together to solve the problem of how to create the different patterns using tie-dye techniques.

You Will Need

  • Squares of white fabric (or white t-shirts)
  • Elastic bands

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 2 Applying tie dye techniques

Objectives

Design and Technology

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks accurately.

History

  • Study an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066, for example; changes in an aspect of social history such as clothing.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.

Teaching and Activities

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

Teaching Outcomes:

  • Follow instructions to apply the practical expertise to tie-dye a piece of fabric.
  • Describe the significant changes to the influence on British clothing choices during the late 20th century.

Children will:

  • Describe the significant changes to the influences on British clothing during the late 20th century.
  • Use traditional methods of tying and dying fabric to create different patterns.
  • Work together to follow instructions to apply tie dye techniques to a piece of fabric.

You Will Need

  • White cotton fabric squares, approx. 30 x 30cm (1 each)
  • Elastic bands
  • Washing-up bowls, rubber gloves, aprons, wooden spoons
  • Dye solution (variety of colours)

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.