Mucks and More

I really loved those ice dyed pieces using the four muck dyes I purchased recently.  I just had to ice dye a t-shirt. Here are a couple blocks I am working on with the muck dyed fabric. I stamped over the block with my mandala stencil. My post on how to make the stencil is…

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Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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Sewing Purses

I’ve been wanting to use some of my ice dyed fabrics. I’ve also been wanting to make a purse. I found this great pattern, Zip and Go, from Dog Under My Desk Patterns, grabbed some of my fabric, and started on this project. I found this pattern to be real detailed and easy to follow.…

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Dyeing Lesson Learned

Several weeks ago I ice dyed this shirt for me. Dave loved it and wanted one of his own. So that was easy. I weighed his shirt (since it’s a bit larger and would need more dye than mine), calculated the amount of dye, and I was off to the dye studio.  Several years ago…

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I’ve been reading

I’m still dyeing and sewing, but first I’d like to share what I’ve been reading. Belonging to a book study has really encouraged me to read some books I wouldn’t normally read. Also, a couple blogs I follow do this from time to time, and I really have enjoyed seeing what others are reading. Visions,…

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Ice Dyeing: Batching in the sun

What about batching ice dyeing in the sun instead of waiting 20 to 24 hours? I really like to give the fiber reactive dyes lots of time to work. I usually let them batch (sit) for 20 – 24 hours. However, due to several students of my Icy Delights online class asking about sun batching,…

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June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a new favorite combo. Because of how the dye colors split in ice dyeing, you never…

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Sun Printing Tips

I’ve been sun printing now for almost seven years. Since that time I’ve learned a bit about this fun technique so I’m sharing some tips with you today. Check out my other sun printing posts here. The most important thing you need to know about sun printing is that it is all about HEAT, not…

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Peppermint 100% Coconut Soap

If you’re new to the blog, you might not know that Dave and I make our own soap and have done so for the past seven years. If you’re interested in our soap recipes, check out this link. When we were in Hawaii several years ago we met a soap maker. That’s not really unusual…

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