lørdag 7. juli 2012

Dyeing with ice cubes

 A couple of years ago, I dyed fabric with snow. Although the summer weather is not the best here at the moment, we have no snow - so why not try ice cubes??

I first soaked the fabrics (fat quarterts) in a soda ash solution, put them into containers, added ice cubes and dye powder and left it all in the kitchen until the next day. In the big container there are three layers with fabric, ice and dyes - in the cups only one layer. The red ice cubes show the top of the big container - I used two different red dyes.

And this is the result after washing and ironing. A click on the photo will give you a better idea. Fun - and unpredictable results!

2 kommentarer:

Gudveig HN sa...

Spennende - og så fine fargene ble!
Liker at det er litt melert :-)

Lappedamen sa...

dette hørtes spennende ut. Har lest om farging med bruk av snø,men det så jo ut som isbiter fungerte også. Hvor kjøpe du farger? Stoffene ble kjempefine.