2023 Session 38 Report: Tie and Dye Project

  • Itsekiri NextGen Project: 2023 Session 38 Report
  • Topic: Tie and Dye Project
  • Date: November 4, 2023
  • Volunteers Present: 5
  • Total Number of Attendees: 78
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri
  • Resource Person: Roseline Bemigho Ugbeye


The session was dedicated to a hands-on tie and dye project, where participants were immersed in the art of tie-dying fabrics. Led by Roseline Bemigho Ugbeye, the session covered everything from essential ingredients and tools to the intricate process, resulting in vibrant, personalized fabrics.

Session Delivery:

The anticipation was palpable as participants entered the session, aware that it would involve practical, creative work. Prior to the start, Roselyn Ugbeye meticulously arranged all the necessary ingredients and tools on tables, labelling them for easy identification.

The session commenced with the coordinator leading the opening prayer and the Itsekiri anthem. A brief overview of the previous session was shared, introducing the tie and dye project and acknowledging Roselyn Ugbeye as the day’s facilitator.

Participants showcased their readiness with an array of white T-shirts on their tables, and some even brought buckets of water to enhance the session. A proactive participant volunteered to provide hot water, demonstrating the collaborative spirit.

Roselyn Ugbeye took the floor, enlightening participants about the project, and discussing the various ingredients and their effects. Teams were organized to inspect the labelled items closely. Key ingredients included dye of different colours, caustic soda, flakes, hydrosulphate, fabrics, table salt, scissors, buckets, water (warm and cold), hand gloves, nose masks, rubber bands, twine, stones, and trash bags.

A live demonstration ensued as Roselyn Ugbeye showcased the tie-dye technique. She dampened the fabric and placed it on the table, employing the table-dying method. Rubber bands were used to secure the styled fabric, and the chemicals were mixed meticulously. She emphasized the importance of using plastic spoons for measuring chemicals to avoid contamination.

Teams were then given a yard of fabric to design collaboratively, led by a team leader and assistant. Each team crafted unique designs with vibrant colours and intricate patterns. Participants also personalized their white T-shirts and shirts, with some using white handkerchiefs in the absence of shirts.

The excitement and pride were evident as everyone, including volunteers, admired their handiwork. The session concluded without any issues.


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Jolomi Tedeye
  • Ugbeye Roselyn Bemigho
  • Eworitsemogha Wyse

Other Key Activities During the Session:

Hands-on tie and dye

What Went Wrong:

Nothing went wrong.

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