Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fabric Ice Dyeing

Hi all
On the weekend my sister and I played around with  fabric Ice Dyeing.  We had fun.  My Mum and another sister were there also so as well as playing with fabric we had a nice day together.  Christmas decisions were made regarding food an secret santa, so a very productive day for all.
This is what the process looked like, we only knew enough about dyeing from the internet and You Tube, so in reality only enough to be dangerous.......

Here we are with fabric over buckets ready to be dyed. The buckets collect the water and dye as the ice melts.
I used two colours per fabric, as Kathy from Tamarack Shack suggested.  As the ice melts and the dyes blend you will get a surprise third colour.  This tub has Raspberry and Green
This one is a mix of Raspberry and Hot Pink
Turquoise and Orange

Cobolt Blue and Hot Pink

Now the ice has melted and the colours are revealed.  Cobolt blue and hot pink, this mixed so beautifully

turquoise and orange blending and creating a new colour, really like this mix
Raspberry and green was very surprising, I have bits of yellow in this as well

Raspberry and hot pink looked great here, you can start to see the texture being created with the subtle shade changes in the dyes.

The next day you can rinse and colour fast the fabrics.  Here is the  Blue and hot pink. This one has a purple tone to it with the mixing of colours. Happy with this mix

The turquoise and orange, love it.  Where the colours mixed there is a great burnt orange colour

Raspberry and hot pink, the texture is really cool in this one, very happy again

Green and raspberry, really cool texture and blending of colours.
These are all brighter than the pictures, I didn't have great success with the editing. Note to self, try to take time to learn better photo editing next year.  Along with more adventures in fabric dyeing..
Our family had a great day together and that was the bonus score of the weekend...
Love you family  XXOO

1 comment:

  1. They look fantastic. I've seen ice dyeing before, but never tried it.