goodshirt This shirt took a terribly long time to make, but I like it. I made a triangular jig with pencils sticking out of drilled holes, and pushed the shirt down over the pencils. Each pencil got a couple of rubber bands to hold it in place and separate the colors.
This was supposed to be a sort of geometric pattern, but instead it looks like dividing cells or billowing smoke. Oh well. celldivision
2by4 I used a couple of two-by-fours to make boundaries as I squirted ink onto this shirt.
A more experimental shirt using squirted ink. The black was thickened to reduce blurring. I filled in the diamonds with squirted ink. argyle
chadmaze Another experiment with thickened ink. Here, I used wooden blocks to make black marks, then squirted colored paths into the gaps.
My first, lucky, experiment with sprayed ink. Big swaths of yellow and turquoise, with jars leaving circular holes, then fuchsia, with lots of jars. sprayshirt
spots It's a lot harder to be Jackson Pollock than you might think.
A not entirely successful try at overlapping triangles; the fuchsia came out stronger than I wanted. Each big triangle is supposed to be subdivided into 9 much smaller ones. hazard
Gradient The plan here was to lay down stripes from fuchsia to turquouise that gradually varied between the two (0:8, 1:7, 2:6, ..., 7:1, 8:0). The mixed colors are not nearly as vibrant as the pure ones, and it took two tries (the shirt was dyed twice) to fill all the gaps.
The actual name of this pattern escapes me; I tried it from the directions in a tie-dye book. Notice how much white is left; that's a general problem with big shirts and lots of folding. TriFold
FuchsiaSpotsOnBlue Another good shirt, this time using soda straws to center the spots. The intense fuchsia centers were created/caused by squirting ink inside the soda straw itself.
Done entirely with cheap sponges, and the three primary colors (lemon yellow, fuchsia, turquoise) plus purple. Sponges
SwirlDots A circle of tied dots, then a swirl within that. Gaudy, isn't it?