BYO-Blank Tie-Dye Event
BYO-Blank Tie-Dye Event
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BYO-Blank Tie-Dye Event

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Join me, dye expert, and your favorite crafty workshop leader, Lydia Crespo, in this fun and simple BYOB (Bring Your Own Blank) Tie-Dye event. In this workshop kit, you will create... whatever you want! This is a choose your own adventure kind of workshop!

Getting crafty is fun, but it is WAY more fun with family and friends, go ahead and tap the share links at the bottom of the page! 


Foundry Art Centre: During First Fridays Open House
Friday, August 6, 2021
- Come anytime between 5 - 8 pm. Craft takes 10-30 min to complete.
- No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome
- Tickets: Start at $5

Cozy Shop Patio: Festival of the Little Hills
Saturday, August 21, 5-7 pm
- Come anytime between 5 - 7 pm. Craft takes 10-30 min to complete.
- No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome
- Tickets: Start at $5

Each participant can bring anything they want to tie-dye. T-shirts, pillowcases, socks are fantastic examples of things to tie-dye. Tie-dye can get messy. We will be using a box to contain the mess and spills. 

Tie-Dye takes about 10 to 30 minutes to complete depending on how many items you choose to tie-dye. 

Tickets can be reserved in advance or purchases at the event - credit, debit, and cash will be accepted. 

No need to reserve a time, show up with your blank in hand on the date and time listed above that works best for you and your friends.  

As long as your blank fits in the box, you can tie-dye it. 
SMALL BOX 5"x5"x5": 1 Small Tie-Dye Item
This box size can fit small items - for example, one t-shirt or one pillowcase, or one pair of socks.

MEDIUM BOX 9"x7"x3": 2-3 Tie-Dye Items
This box size can fit one bulky item like a sweatshirt or 2-3 smaller items - for example, one t-shirt or pillowcase, or pair of socks.

FAMILY SIZE 20"x20"x5": 4-6 Tie-Dye Items
This box size can fit two bulky items like a sweatshirt or 4-6 smaller items - for example, one t-shirt or pillowcase, or pair of socks. Also good for larger items like bed sheets or blankets. 

All materials to tie-dye. All you must do is bring a blank from home and purchase a box size. You will also receive a workbook that includes tie-dying tips and finishing instructions for your tie-dye piece. See my FAQ at the bottom of the page or contact me at if you have more questions about this event. 

YOUR HOST: Lydia Crespo of Argaman&Defiance
My goal in life is to make something with my hands every day! I am passionate about the making process and I cannot wait to get crafty with you. 

Lydia Crespo attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) graduating in 2010. She received the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from SAIC upon graduation. Crespo used the funds from the fellowship to start her business, Argaman&Defiance. 

Crespo is a two-time published author. Her design work has been recognized through awards, fellowships, and scholarships. Please see CV for a full list. 

Argaman&Defiance collection is available in over 250 boutiques throughout the US. A&D has designed for Urban Outfitters, West Elm, Target, and Huckberry.

Crespo has featured on Show Me St. LouisNBC Morning ChicagoWGN's Around Town Chicago, and Craft Room Crash speaking about her collection. Most recently Argaman&Defiance was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Made in St. Louis", Design STL "A Day in the Life", Chicago Magazine “Best of Chicago”, Chicago Tribune “16 Things We Love”, and Listen to Crespo on S2 Episode 11 and S3 Episode 1 of the Go-Forth Podcast, and Episode 3 of the Creative Living Podcast.

In 2019 Crespo opened brick + mortar, Cozy Shop, a place to find the best handmade products produced in the Midwest. Visit the Cozy Shop just a few blocks south of her studio at 338 S. Main Street in St. Charles, MO.


What ages are this workshop recommended for?

Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this time together. This is not just for kids, adults are welcome to come and get crafty too!

What is a blank?

Any article of clothing you want to tie-dye. This can be something old that needs a new life or something new that you brighten up! Examples of blanks are - sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks, pillowcases, and tote bags.

Can I have a refund if needed?

Sorry, no refunds are available.

Will I be able to ask questions and get help during the workshop?

Yes, I will be there to assist with any questions.  

Are the dyes safe for children?

Yes! The dyes are water-based and non-toxic. The dye will stain whatever it touches so make sure you dress appropriately and protect the surface you are working on.

*** You may only use boxes once to tye-dye. If the items brought from home will not be able to fit in your box all at the same time to tie-dye - additional boxes will be available for purchase at the event. 

**** Tie-Dying can be messy. Make sure you dress appropriately.