Ice dyeing

I haven’t tried ice dyeing before, but after seeing a You Tube timelapse video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhBtRaltPIM) I decided to have a go.

I folded up my first fabric samples, thinking to get a Shibori type effect from the pleats and folds but think I used too much powder dye so the colours merged.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I also decided I didn’t need to use as much ice.  So batch number 2 was less ice and less dye.  The top one was pleated and folded and the lower example was just scrunched up.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For a general background the sample that was just scrunched up looks wonderful, like a garden bed of roses or an exploding nebula.  I haven’t got plans for any of these fabrics at the moment, they were just done for fun and experimentation.

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