Saturday, March 6, 2021

Perfect time of the winter for ice dyeing

Today I started a first batch of ice dye fabric. I started with 1 yard pieces of prewashed muslin presoaked in soda ash hot water. I use ice cream buckets for each yard of fabric which is crammed to the bottom of the bucket then it's filled with granular ice from the snowbank outside. I work with 10 buckets per batch. I've put the powdered dye on top of the ice/snow and then it gets to melt at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. After this, I will rinse it out, wash with a fixative, dry, press. I hope to list these yard pieces for sale this summer at the gallery.

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