Saturday, March 7, 2015

We Have Ice In Florida!

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We get that ice from our freezer and proceed to dye fabric with it!
This is the first of the 3 pieces I dyed for the last two days.
Day 1 – I started the procedure by putting ice and dye on the fabric.
Day 2 – I rinsed, washed out and ironed the fabric.
The results are always such a surprise, a pleasant surprise.
In the past I’ve done many more pieces at once. This time I only did three which made it easier to finish the process.
The colors are not as vibrant as they have been before. I am guessing it might be because it turned COLD while they were processing.

14 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

WOW....this is truly the most stunning ice dyed piece I've ever seen!!!!

Kim in ND said...

You might get more saturated color if you let it batch for 48 hours rather than 24. Hard to wait, though!

Leigh-Anne van der Veen said...

We get strong colours by leaving the ice and dye and fabric in the hot African Sun. As the ice melts, the fabric absorbs the dye and creates the pattern. The heat produces strong colours

sonja said...

this a wonderful, a like a mandala of nature and the colors she shows us!

Judi said...

Beautiful piece

Robbie said...

I don't know how you did this but it is spectacular!

Norma Schlager said...

Beautiful results! I've never tried folding mine like yours. It certainly gives a wonderful effect.

SundogStudios said...

Oh Kay! Another marvelous creation!! You inspire! Mind sharing your folding technique?

Bette said...

I love the way this came out. Can you tell us how you folded it?

Margaret said...

beautiful, love the results!

Robin said...

I have not heard of ice dying before. The results are so unique. I will have to look up the process. Your piece is so organic looking. I love it!

Margaret said...

Spectacular! How on earth did you plan the kaleidoscope effect?!

Ramona said...

Gorgeous... absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa Filion said...

stunning! I would love to know how you folded/stitched/?? your fabric for dyeing!