- Start by researching the history of this technique called Tie Dye, giving a historical review, and description of the production process. Next, discuss how this technique has changed with the use of modern printed textile technology.
A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this method of printing textile should follow. Consider how time consuming and labor intensive the process is. Is it environmentally friendly? Are there limits to the number of colors used? Does each fabric produced by this method look identical?
Students are then required to source a visual example of the print method, in the form of a fabric sample, and source a minimum of three (3) examples of the print method used in a contemporary fashion design collection. The name of the designer, season, and discussion of how the textile is used should be given. (For example, is it used as an all over pattern, or on accessories, or lining?) Cited images of each example should be provided.
Research Paper should include:
o Describe the print method, and the history of the method.
o Describe how the print method has evolved with technology.
o Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this print method.
o Discuss how the print method is used in three (3) contemporary designer fashion collections
Provide a fabric sample of the print method, with fiber content.
• Provide a minimum of three (3) cited fashion images, and place these on a separate Appendix page.
• Work Cited page, using APA format