In recent years, tie-dye elements have gradually gained prominence in major fashion weeks, with an increasing number of fashion brands incorporating tie-dye into clothing and accessory designs. The tie-dye process mainly involves two steps: tying and dyeing. In the first step, the fabric is secured into various shapes using tools such as ropes and rubber bands. The tying method and tightness determine the patterns and colour distribution of the dyeing effect. Different tying techniques can create a variety of effects, such as gradients, mottled patterns, or repetitive geometric shapes. The tied portions act as barriers to prevent dye penetration, thus preserving the original colour of the fabric. The variations in tying forms and tightness directly impact the dyed areas and effects. The second step typically involves dyeing using natural plant extracts or dyes. These natural dyes can come from plants, insects, or other natural materials, such as indigo, turmeric, or madder.

During the dyeing process, the tied portions hinder the dye from permeating, while the untied parts absorb the dye, resulting in different colour effects. Through proper tying and dyeing techniques, a rich variety of patterns and colour variations can be created, which cannot be replicated by industrial machines.

In the “Tie dying” course, students will have the opportunity to experience this ancient craft through hands-on practice. They will learn different tying techniques and dyeing methods, as well as the characteristics of different materials and dyes. Through the creative process, students can unleash their creativity and design fashionable accessories with tie dye elements. Under the guidance of foreign teachers, they will learn to translate their ideas into unique artworks using tie dye techniques. The tie dye course not only cultivates students' creativity and practical skills but also allows them to deeply appreciate the artistic charm of intangible cultural heritage. Through learning and practice, students will experience the uniqueness of traditional crafts and incorporate them into modern fashion design.