I just got a copy of Shabd Simon-Alexander's new book Tie Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It, and it's so good! I took a dyeing class from Shabd a few years ago, and I've been hooked on it ever since because it's crazy fun. In the class, Shabd taught us a scrunching technique that I used with some light blue dye to dye fabric yardage that I later used to make the dress pictured above. The book shares the technique on page 72, in the "Lightning Tee" project. I really love how my fabric turned out.
What's great about Shabd's designs and book are that they really modernize tie-dyeing in a way that's more subtle and sophisticated than what's typical. The color combinations are interesting and innovative. I'm dying to try out basically all of the projects in the book, but especially the polka-dot dress on page 92. The beautiful photos and clear instructions in the book should make it a breeze. I'm so proud of my friend for working so hard to create such an amazing book!