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5 Jun 2017
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Hooray for Tide-Dye Tuesdays at Holden Beach! That's right – starting every Tuesday in mid-June from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, our island residents and guests can tie-dye t-shirts right under our iconic bridge at the Holden Beach Pavilion. Known as "Tide-Dye Tuesdays" by our locals, you'll be given the dye and supplies for only $5.00. Just bring a t-shirt and you're ready to go!

If you've never tie-dyed before, that's okay! There will be many helpful volunteers there to help you make your t-shirt the best tie dye creation ever. It also doesn't hurt to do a little research on how to tie-dye, and we've saved you the time by providing some helpful tips below:

The t-shirt. Shirts that work best are 100% cotton, but you'll also be okay working with 50% cotton/50% polyester tees. Dyes bond well with natural fabrics, otherwise the dye will wash out over time. You can find plain white cotton tees at your local craft store or right here at our at Dollar General for a great price!

The colors. When you're ready to combine colors, stick with primary basics like red, blue, and yellow. When you combine secondary colors like green, purple, and orange, they typically result in a muddy brown color. So, if you want green, purple or orange in your tee, make sure you combine one of those secondary colors with prime colors.

The folds. Each tie-dyed shirt is unique because of the way you fold or bundle the shirt together before dying. Each fold you make creates a line in your pattern, so make narrow folds for smaller patterns and wider folds for larger patterns. Creasing and folding the fabric creates geometric-types shapes while scrunching and twisting the tee makes more organic patterns and spirals.

The wash. When washing your tie-dye shirt for the first time, we suggest keeping it away from other white clothing to avoid stains. Wash your tee with other tie-dye shirts or dark clothing. After that, use your best judgement for future washes!

The creativity. Just because there are techniques you can follow for a certain tie-dye look doesn't mean you have to do it! The best part about tie-dying is that you're the artist of your masterpiece. Twist, fold, and get creative with your color choice to make something unique and fun that no one else will be wearing.

Are you ready to get your tie-dye on? We know we are! Stop by the Holden Beach pavilion starting this June and bring the entire family for an unforgettable time. This event is sponsored by Holden Beach Town Hall. If you have any questions, you can give them a call at 910-842-6488.