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, email@example.com or on Facebook.com/TheLittleStitch.