Thursday, July 28, 2022

I'm Off to See the Wizard!!

 The ice dying wizard, where I learned how to ice dye!!

These first two pictures were my first attempt.  I dyed them both in the same batch with the same dyes, and although the colors are the pretty much the same, there are distinct differences!!  I fell in love!!

In one of the YouTube videos I watched, the dyer said not to use too much ice, so I cut down on my ice and I got too many big white blobs where the dye did not reach because the ice melted before it could penetrate all the layers of fabric.

This next one, I folded the fabric instead of scrunching it up into a little pile.  I did not like this result as well.  It looks more like tye-die and I am not trying to get that effect.  I like the more mottled look of the scrunchy piles.

For the most part, this one is gorgeous except for the 2 BIG areas of white.  I scrunched this piece but I think the piece of fabric was too big, and again, maybe not enough ice.

Still working on those white or lighter blotches .

A couple of scrapes I threw in.  One of my favorites is the one on the left.

I was really lucky when I somehow ran across this fun technique of dying.  I had done some low emersion dying when I lived in Logan, UT and I still have all the dyes and supplies (that I was actually able to locate in all my boxes of stuff)!!  Otherwise, I would not be able to enjoy this new sport right now.

If you like the look of this dyed fabric, check out YouTube.  Lots of videos.  Well, off the dye more fabric and to play bridge this afternoon.

For the love of blogging, see you soon!!


Denise :) said...

Oh Kris ... that is way too cool! (Pun not intended, but it fits, so there's that!) Look at you doing magical wizardry stuff! ;) Hugs!! :)

Chookyblue...... said...

It's pretty cool to see the effects......