• Khanin Phriwanrat Creative Products Design, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok
Keywords: Tie dye fabric, pattern, product development


            This research is a qualitative research aimed to study the basic information and woven fabric products in Sa Kaeo province to design, develop and make a prototype the products. There are 4 processes of the study of woven fabric product to value adding into economy community and developing into a scenery town in Sa Kaeo; 1. Study the tie-dye fabric background information, product design and community’s background. By using a literature review, survey, an in-depth interview of village members of Tubtim Siam 05 to explore the ways to develop the product and community’s needs. 2. Study and experiment a handicraft product in Sa Kaeo community after analyzing and interviewing community’s demand. By analyzing the results of the study in phase 1 and then experimenting and developing fabric of herbal compress ball from tie dye method. 3. Product design; designing a model. The researcher designs a tie-dye fabric for herbal compress ball and prepare to use it as a knowledge to convey to the community. 4.Convey the knowledge; convey the body of knowledge from phase 3 to village member of Tubtim Siam 05. It was found that there are 3 demands from them as follows. 1.They want to have a unique herbal compress ball for Tubtim Siam 05 community 2. There is a leftover herb after the production 3. People interested in making tie dye fabric by using color from herb. The researcher has extracted the color from community’s herb and dye both of hot and cold method. By using herbs that tend to provide the color as following; Flame flower, Eleutherine americana, Butterfly Pea, Gac, Phlai and Tumeric. With the same controlling factors; water level, herb amount, dye timing and fabric type. After the dye experiment process and move to unique pattern design for Tubtim Siam 05 community. The researcher uses a convenient tool that easy to find in the community and be able to use in tie dye process by combine two techniques in on pattern; Fold and pinch technique and tie technique to be a Tubtim Siam 05 pattern. 1. Fold the fabric into a small corner 2. Pinch the folded corner by wooden clothespin 3. Tie a wooden clothespin with rubber band to be tighter with the fabric 4. Tie another rubber band at the fabric nearby the wooden clothespin in order to design a pattern. According to the following conclusion; This Natural color extraction research has a similar process as Chanoknart Mayusoh, the pattern design from tie dye with natural color: the study only focused on category, process , tie dye fabric techniques, and the pattern design process. But there are differences in additional ingredients in this research; a color extraction method using acid and alkaline liquid to change tie dye fabric color can be used with other natural colors