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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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one that will show, and backing batting fusible web fabric marking pen scissors iron sewing machine…

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Looking back 2016

Oh my! This year has really gone by fast. So how much did I accomplish during 2016? This year I spent a lot of time teaching. After a year of planning and thinking about it, I finally opened my online class, Icy Delights: Dyeing Fabric With Ice, for registration in May. It’s been so much…

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Adding deColourant

Ice dyeing produces some beautiful fabric. However, there are times when even the final result of that process is just not enough. Adding a layer using deColourant can give you the look you want without adding color. If you’re not familiar with deColourant, it is a Jacquard product that removes the color, but is easier…

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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. Sure!¬† Here’s his shirt! I also tried a couple more folds and ice dyed them.…

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Sunday Roundup

Happy Sunday! Here’s a Sunday roundup of what has been going on here this past week. I’m teaching my Wind Wishes: Inspirational Flags class this week at Gilda’s Club so I’ve been preparing for this fun class which involved cutting and sewing up flags. I have enough now for everyone to paint four – three…

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