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Children unleash creativity at The Little Stitch

The Little Stitch in Red Bay held a simplified “tie-dye” class for children last week, with plain white T-shirts being transformed into works of art.

“I love providing fun and easy ways children can express their creativity,” said owner/instructor Jeffery Dick. “I’m happy for the kids to have a good time while exploring different creative outlets. There are very few limitations when it comes to art.”

Using Sharpies of various colors, the young artists drew designs on cotton T-shirts. When their drawings were finished, they went outside to have rubbing alcohol sprayed and poured on the shirts.

The marker ink is permanent and will not dissolve in water – but it will dissolve in alcohol. As the shirts soaked up the alcohol, the color spread, creating the “tie-dye” effect.

“It’s always fun to see the kids smiling and proud of their work,” Dick added. “I love seeing what they come up with.”

Upcoming children’s art classes classes include:

  • July 10: Bird houses
  • July 17: Slime
  • July 24: Wind Chimes
  • July 31: Picture Frames

Classes begin at 10 a.m. and cost $10.

Every other Wednesday the store hosts Sewing With Friends, a free event when attendees are encouraged to bring their latest projects and work on them while enjoying each other’s company.

For more information, contact Dick at 205-523-2689, jd.the.little.stitch@gmail.com or on Facebook.com/TheLittleStitch.

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