Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Tie and Dye (contd)

Week 3

Subject: Creative Art

Topic: Tie and Dye (contd)

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Comprehensive cultural and creative art for primary schools book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with tie and dye

Objective: At the end of the lesson pupils should be able to know the various methods of tie and dye


Tie and dye production process

  • Knotting method: Fold the fabric length wise. Tie the fabric using simple knots as shown. After knotting, it is ready for dyeing
  • Rolling method:

  1. Roll the fabric diagonally.
  2. It can then be tied, pegged or clipped to hold it form for dyeing

  • Marbling method:

  1. Crumple the fabric in your hands
  2. Tie the ball of fabric tightly with strings, it is then ready for dyeing

  • Stitching method
  • Machine stitching method
  • Pleating method:

  1. Fold the fabric into two and then into narrow strips
  2. The strips are then over and over again in narrow pleats, either straight or diagonally until it forms a small bundle
  3. Different effects are produced also depending on the method of folding.

The Dyeing process

Step I: To prepare your dye, use hot water. For a fabric of five yards, the following are the measurement of dyes and chemicals to use;

  • 2 spoonful of dye
  • 3 spoonful of hydrosulphate
  • 112spoonful of caustic soda

Step II: Stir the dye mixture very well, wet the fabric you want to dye and put it in the dye bath. Ensure the every part of the fabric is properly soaked in the dye bath to make it dye evenly. Allow it to stay in the dye for about thirty minutes. Remove the fabric, untie the raffia rinse starch and dry under a shade.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explains new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes notes on the board for pupils


  1. State five process for tie and dye production
  2. Explain 3 process of tie and dye production

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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