Two weeks ago, I was poking around on Tumblr when I came across Noah Emrich’s photo of himself in a shirt he had cut the collar off and hand dyed. I enjoy the time and energy that people put into clothing as wearable art and realized that dying a shirt would be a fun activity.
Later that day I was on campus running errands, so I hopped over to H&M to pick up an inexpensive, white, 100% cotton button up to test out dying on. I bought two bottles of inexpensive syrah from the grocery store near my house, choosing a fuller and more textured wine that would have a lot to offer the cotton, and headed home to soak my shirt.
The shirt in a bowl, held down by a plate and a 10lb weight.