Friday, January 10, 2014

Ice dyeing

Temperatures here are around 50 degrees F (10 degrees C) so the chance of snow dyeing is zero. But as I did happen to have a bag of ice cubes in the freezer, I could still to some dyeing :-). I soda soaked 4 pieces of fabric and crunched them into my gutter. For dyeing purposes I have a gutter about 3 feet long. The ice cubes were placed on top of this and I added 3 different colors of blue over it. The blues I used were all pure ones: deep navy, mixing blue and turquoise. Because of this you do not see the splitting of colors what happens when you use mixed colors. Here are the pictures of how the fabric turned out:





I am linking this post to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

10 comments:

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

It looks frozen, beautiful.

The Inside Stori said...

I'll bet you are itchin' to use these stunning pieces!! I know I would be!

landscapelady quilts said...

Gorgeous!

irene macwilliam said...

They are wonderful.

irene macwilliam said...

They are wonderful.

The Idaho Beauty said...

These are beautiful. Dang - I've been getting snow and I didn't even think about now dyeing!

Regina B Dunn said...

They look like outer space backgrounds. Wonderful.

soulbrush said...

Saw this on fb and I love what you've done. The colours are awesome too.

Margaret said...

Deep and rich, Wil. Lovely!

Angie said...

yes, they do look like space photos. will have to give this a try again.