ice dyeing

Earlier this week a friend held a dyeing party.  What fun to get together and play with color without making a mess at my house!  One of the things we tried was ice dyeing, a first for me.  I used a white cotton PFD fabric that was presoaked with soda ash.  I bunched up the fabric on a grate, covered it with layers of ice cubes and sprinkled powdered Procion MX dyes over the ice.  And waited. The next day, the fabric was rinsed out and dried. The pictures below show four of the 3/4 yard pieces with a detail shot of each one.  I think the colors and patterns are wonderful and I can’t wait to try this again!

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3 Responses to ice dyeing

  1. Donna says:

    Your results are great! Have been experimenting with cotton fabrics and thinking of trying placemats.

  2. Jenny says:

    I love ice dyeing. It is very addicting! I love your results. Do you have a record of the dyes you used for each one pictured?

  3. Beautiful results. Using powdered dye must help control the absorption rate. They are gorgeous!
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