One of my favourite techniques is Ice Dyeing. You don’t need a lot of different materials to try Ice Dyeing, most are readily available.
Glen and I always take a break to go to our country property and get away from the demands of the city. Often I take advantage of this time to experiment with fabric dyeing.
The fun part is you never know what will be result….
This is my basic material list:
- Plastic buckets,
- A lot of ice cubes – I bought mine!,
- Suitable fabric,
- Soda Ash,
- Dye powder in assorted colours,
- And plenty of water.
Here are a few of the steps…
I also did a colour spectrum dye adding black to my base colours to get richer tones.
While not as dramatic as the ice dyeing, I learned a lot about adding black:
- A little goes a long way!
- It does provide a richer colour.
- Reds require a lot of rinsing.
This was great fun!
There is a lot of good information and tips on the internet about Ice Dyeing. Try searching for “fabric ice dyeing”
Like to try ice dyeing but not confident to begin. Throughout the year, I run regular fabric dyeing workshops, click here to find out more ->> Fabric Dyeing Workshops with Leslie
Until next time.