“Aaah! look at my cloth, so beautiful, Wow I am soooo happy” – is an understatement.
I have always been attracted to Tie and Dye but for some reason I don’t have many attires made. So, for earthstrong this year I had some cloth dyed to make a dress choosing orange and yellow.
A friend Grace introduced me to Yellowman an artist who has a unit – (Yellowman African Traditional Batik Tie and Dye Craft Centre), along Langma roadside. He has experience of creating many different tie-dye patterns. which I’m looking forward to having a one2one training workshop.
Tie and Dye is the method of dyeing a fabric in which portion of the fabric are tied or knitted to resist the dye from the fabric. There are numerous tie and dye patterns: namely spiral, stripes, rose, folds. Fabric is tied, left for 24hrs, rinsed then dried.
Once I collected my beautiful tie and dye cloth from Yellowman I immediately went to see Elikeim the seamstress – in the same area. Although I flicked through a few catalogue pictures, I couldn’t make up my mind. So just explained a design out of my head. For about 5 years I have known Elikeim who sews the dresses for guests attending the Ghana Cultural Experience tour. I joked with Eli to make sure she handled my cloth with care.
Her unit is called Elicos Fashion on Langma Road, Accra, near Ama hotel – (Tele 0245170462)
I was sooo pleased and excited and the dress fitted nicely with the asymmetric designs. Of course I needed a head tie which she had sewn together from left over pieces.
bless Sister E (Naa Dzamah)