When what you really love to do involves sitting in front of a sewing machine, summer can be a tricky time. You want to be outside, but you also want to finish up the dress/quilt/bag you’ve been working on. Tie-dye is a great way to get some textiles into your summer without staying inside like a crafty hermit. I recommend Shabd Simon-Alexander’s beautiful book Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It. She shares lots of information about different techniques, working with color, and a boat load of beautiful projects that will make you change the way think about tie-dye.