Shirts To Dye For

Let me begin by saying I am no slave to fashion. I’m a casual dresser, and my wardrobe mostly consists of t-shirts, jeans and shorts. Make that lots of t-shirts, since they are my favorite kind of shirt. I’ve got them in all different colors, short sleeves and long, but lately I have been stocking up on plain white t-shirts. And why is that, you might ask?

snow-dyed t-shirt

snow-dyed t-shirt

Let me explain by saying that I’m married to a talented and artistic woman whose current passion is dyeing. You name it, and she has dyed it. If there’s a technique, she has probably tried it. She has taught classes, and had her work displayed in exhibits. But lately she has taken on a new “patron” – me!

me outside Coffee Shack

me outside Coffee Shack

The first shirt she made for me was snow-dyed. She dyed the shirt during one of our snows we had back last December. You can read about how she did it here. I took it with me on vacation earlier this year, and wore it on several occasions. One day was when we had lunch at the Coffee Shack near Captain Cook, HI. My wife took a couple of photos of me wearing it that day.

closeup shot of me and my snow-dyed shirt

closeup shot of me and my snow-dyed shirt

The next t-shirt she dyed for me was ice-dyed. Blue is pretty much my favorite color, and I love this shirt!


Lately Lynda has been experimenting with primary colors. One of my original requests was to have a shirt with rainbow colors, and one of her recent dying sessions produced the effect I was looking for. So I commissioned her to make me another shirt.

rainbow colors t-shirt

rainbow colors t-shirt

I love this shirt too! It’s going to be hard to decide which one I like best. Actually, I don’t have to decide, because I love them all. And there will be more to come, including some with surface embellishments, stamping, and so on. I’m not even limited to my own imagination, because hers is way more creative than mine. I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at what I am wearing these days, thanks to the work of my super-creative and artistic wife.


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4 Responses to Shirts To Dye For

  1. Margaret says:

    Those shirts are awesome. I especially liked the ice dyed one. This sounds like a great project for those long winter months – I will definitely be giving it a try!
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  2. bunkie says:

    Very Cool!!!

  3. Daphne says:

    I really like that first one. I like hand dyed things too (not that I’ve done much myself) and batik work is my favorite.

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