Adire is a tied fabric made with wax-resist techniques which will produce patterned designs in a dazzling array of tints and hues. It is commonly found among the people of Egbaland in Ogun State.
It involves a process of using rope to create design on fabrics before dying. It is also a means of creating designs on the fabrics before dying. Conclusively, tie and dye can be defined as any means of creating design before dying.
- Rope/Rafia Thread
- Hot Water
- Hand Gloves
- Free Flowing Water or a bucket of water
- Caustic Soda
Before You Begin
Create the design through imagination and sketch, then tie or fold the necessary part.
Put the material into water or wet before dying it.
To make the dye
- Put the dye inside a bowl.
- Add sulphite and soda.
- Pour in the hot.
- PS: Please note that from this step forward, you’re expected to put on your hand gloves.
To dye the material
- Put the cloth inside the dye
- Mix for 10-15 minutes
- Turn it twice before removing it for rinsing.
- Loose it and rinse two or three times before sun drying.
- Your tie & dye is perfectly made.