Why we love the Tie-Dye High Five workshop

27 August 2017 by
First published: 27 June 2016

Looking for something creative to do this summer? If you live in London, why not try the Tie-Dye High Five workshop that’s taking place in Shoreditch?

Held on the rooftop of the Queen of Hoxton pub and let your imagination run free with a few tubes of Dylon dye. You’ll get a free white t-shirt upon arrival, which you can tie-dye to your heart’s content, while you’re surrounded by sunny vibes. Here’s 5 things you need to know about it…


  1. It’s s a total ‘thing’

The tie-dye enthusiasts are back for their third year running, and rest assured they come armed with colourful paints and a friendly mantra that will bring out your inner hippy. The workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month at Shoreditch’s hottest venue, the Queen of Hoxton rooftop.


  1. It’s educational

Guided by the tie-dye professionals themselves, you will be taught how to achieve a variety of fresh styles that will brighten any grey day. As well as this, you will also be educated on the basics of how to tie-dye, dip-dye and freestyle.


  1. You can make a day of it

The fabric painting workshops can give you time to be creative among fresh-faced hipsters, then you can have a cheeky drink or lunch date downstairs afterwards.


  1. You don’t have to break the bank

Why spend £30 on a printed t-shirt when you can make your own design for half the price? It’s ticketed at a reasonable £16 per painter, so have your brushes and fabric at the ready. It welcomes people of all artistic abilities, so whether you are a tie-dye Van Gogh, or someone who’s best form of art is finger-painting, be sure to practice your designs by bringing any extra white fabrics along with you.


  1. You can help make a change

The more the merrier. The team strongly believes that tie-dye is a form of colour therapy, so you shouldn’t buy, you should DIY! Plus, this year, £2 from every ticket sold from the workshop goes to YoungMinds – the charity addressing young people’s mental health and wellbeing.