In 2012 I tried the ice dyed parfait technique and even though I liked my results, they were way too dark and I felt I was a bit out of control. A couple years later I tried it again only this time I didn’t use ice.
Back then I pretty much guessed at the amount of dye color I needed. Now that I’ve refined the ice dyeing technique with my dye calculator, I’m able to get, I believe, much better results when using ice. I thought it was time to try the ice parfait dyeing again.
I first marked all of the pieces by number so I know where they were in the parfait. The bottom one is #1. I scrunched up this first piece of fabric and put it in the bottom of my dye container.
Next came the ice.
Usually I would wait 24 hours, but because it was so hot and I am testing out my batching times, I only allowed it to batch for 6 hours in the 81 degree garage.
Here is how it looked at 6 hours.
And the last one or #1 still had lots of cubes.
Here are the results from bottom to top with the dye color used:
#1 – New Black
I’m always amazed at the results I get from ice dyeing and this session was no exception. I really love these pieces. Because I cut back on the dye since I’m now using my dye calculator instead of guessing, and cutting back the batch time, the bottom two pieces aren’t as dark. Oh, I do want to try another ice dyed parfait soon.
Just a reminder that my Icy Delights online class is still open for registration. Since I opened the class in May, I’ve added my dye calculator to help calculate the color amount needed, and to get more consistent results. I also have added a new video about batching in the sun. For info on my class go to lyndaheines.com. There’s a promo video that will let you know what’s included. The classroom is open for questions and all students are welcome to join our Facebook group. There has been a lot of great sharing in that space. We’d love for you to join us.
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