Tie Dye is something that has come in and out of style through the decades. Just when I think its out, it comes back again. The first time I completed a tie dye project was in art class in middle school. The teacher had multiple vats of dye for the students to dip their rubber-banned shirts into. Same again in 4-H.
Today, there are kits and multiple ideas on how to tie dye shirts. It’s actually a great activity for Grange youth and juniors. First, the kits give plenty of ideas on how to dye shirts. And, many use spray bottles or squeeze bottles to apply the dye. The benefit is you can leave the shirts absorb more of the dye to make more vibrant colors.
You can pick up a kit at Wal-Mart or a local craft store. Many offer larger kits for groups. Or go old school and purchase Rit dye, fill containers with the needed tye and water mixture. Go wild.
Need pattern ideas- check out ideas on Pintrest, Youtube, or through a Google search. It also can go beyond a basic t-shirt. Or for a twist, instead of plain white shirts, make Grange shirts that can be dyed.
Check out ideas and share your tie-dye creations on our Facebook page.
We had a busy morning with turning in our entries, auction baskets & cookies. We also turned in items for the Youth Departments Keep Washington Warm Project.
Committee work started at 10 am and most were done by 11. This will be presented to the Delegate body over the next couple of days to be voted on.
This afternoon was the Memorial Service for Past Masters and their spouses plus a roll call memorial. It was a very beautiful ceremony.
We then had a fashion show that included two of our own members. They started in the 1970’s and went backwards to the pioneer days.
Then we had a reenactment of the very first State Grange meeting. This was entertaining and some topics haven’t changed.
The evening ended with a bake sale auction and an old fashioned square dance.
Enterprise meets at the Grange Hall at 15 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond, ME the first Thursday of each month. Gather at 6:00 pm, meeting starts t 6:30. In June, Suzzanne was the winner of the baking contest (sugar cookies, use your own recipe) and we had elections of officers and our Annual Memorial Service. We renewed a membership from a demit and welcomed a new member!
We had a Tea Party on Saturday, June 14th for our young ladies of Junior age and celebrated our heritages. Hat and gloves were optional and we had a wonderful inter-generational time!