Friday, July 29, 2011

Ice Dying

I don't really dye fabric much, or have much interest in it.   But after trying snow dyeing a year ago, I was intrigued to try "Ice Dyeing" as described in the latest Quilting Arts magazine.   In a nutshell, you cover your prepared fabric with ice, sprinkle procion dye powder on it and let it sit for 24 hours.   I liked it wet, but the colors fade out so much when dry.   Still, this is an interesting effect I got by folding the fabric in half, diagonally, and then doing accordian pleats and securing with rubber bands.

I used 2 different colors of teal, yellow and brown rose.   There is a smidgeon of purple and a little green.   I only wish it were more intense colors.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I read that article too and want to try it with RIT dyes. It will be put to good use I am sure, and its subdued colors will be perfect!