Monday, July 4, 2016

Ice Dyeing

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Now that I have time to play I really wanted to get back into dyeing fabric as I haven’t done that much this past year.  I was inspired to try this folding method from some pictures Terry shared on the APQS forum and she was kind enough to share the folding method she used with me.  I have done a lot of snow dyeing and some ice dyeing and the results are always a surprise!  For my first experiment I used Cerulean Blue and Raspberry on one piece and Cerulean Blue, Dark Green and Yellow on the second.  I was dyeing 100% cotton fabric in 16” x 58” size pieces.

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For the second attempted I used four different blue shades on one and Red, Orange and Yellow on the second. This created more of a single tone piece and I was hoping for more variation in the shades. I’m still very pleased with the results but noticed I had more white areas this time and I know I twisted the pieces tighter so that is why. I need to loosen my twist to create less of a resist.

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And since it is so hard for me to cut these pieces up my plan was to make infinity scarves, Terry mentioned when she taught this as a class most of her students were going to make scarves!  Great idea!

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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Wow, I like them all, but I am all about color. Your scarf is lovely, and it is always nice to ahve a one-of-a-kind piece you've made to fniish an outfit.

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  3. Awesome!! Love the results and infinity scarves are such a good idea as who would want to cut up those pieces of art. Is there a class coming?

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  4. They are lovely, but your scarf, the winner, soft, and so gentle.

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  5. The measurement of the fabric pieces suggested table runners or cut into place mats. No cutting or piecing just some light quilting would look lovely on tables. I need less warmth, not more, so scarves would not be an option.

    Love to see your dyeing.

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  6. The colors are so vibrant! I love the designs that were created. You make me want to try my hand at this. For some reason I have been afraid to dye anything. I think it's time I got over my fear!

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  7. Oh, what fun! I took a low water immersion dyeing class last summer which I found to be very enjoyable. I want to try this method now too. I love the idea of using them as scarves. Yours looks very cute.

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  8. So beautiful! I wouldn't be able to cut into these either. Infinity scarves is an excellent use for the fabric. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  9. Beautiful results! I've been wanting to dabble in dying, but I wonder if I need to add yet one more 'craft' to my life. Hmmmmmm

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  10. Oh, they are just gourgeous! Is the process itself a secret? Are you using powder or liquid dye? When ice dyeing I've tried only liquid dye letting it drop on ice cubes placed on the fabric. the colours then blend into each other, so the result is nothing like your folding method produces.

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