Tie-and-Dye or Bandhani is a famous fabric-based craft of our state, Gujarat.
They are in demand not only in India but all over the world.
Gujarati Brides wear ‘gharchola odhni’ and sarees brocaded with fine thread sari work as wedding outfits. These bandhanis or ‘Bandhej’ are made of superfine cotton ‘mulmul’ or muslin with gold checks and other motifs worked in the ‘jamdani’ technique.
Now, it is your turn to do some tie-and-dye. You can try this out at home or in school – but with adult supervision only.
Here are two links which give detailed tie-and-dye directions for children:
Do show me if you manage to make anything pretty with these tips for tie-and-dye designs.