Experiments in ice dyeing
Laura and I are continuing to have a little fun around here. Today is my last day with her for the next 10 days so we are going to do a little shopping and such around town today. Then I'll try to catch up on "work" before she comes back and we leave on a little trip week after next.
Today's post shares some dyeing from last week. I ice dyed last week and have a lot of fabrics to iron, photograph and list but I also experimented with a few other things.
I continued to chip away at my family Hatteras beach towels for next summer. I've never ice dyed one but I'm really pleased with it and will do more. What I have discovered is that turquoise is a total waste of dye for ice dyeing. It really needs heat to set so I won't use it in my ice dyeing again.
I am absolutely doing more ice dyed clothing. I expect that Laura and I will do a bunch when she gets back from her Nashville trip. The one on the right is mine. The other is for the husband of a friend.
These are tea towels from Dharma Trading. They are a little pale because of where they were located in their bins. I love the effect and I think these might be my Christmas gifts for this year.
Today we are off for a little shopping at Costco and the craft store. I have finally started to think about my Christmas postcards designs for this year and need a few supplies. I need to get started on them soon.
9/27/2016 02:03:45 pm
Sounds like you are have a great time with your company! It has finally cooled off here and I love it!
9/28/2016 08:22:54 am
Are these the towels listed as "utility towels" at Dharma?
9/28/2016 08:21:23 am
The shirts look like they go together - I love them. And those tea towels would be a very welcome gift for anyone who loves color.
9/28/2016 09:49:38 am
Curses, you've said the "C" word.
9/28/2016 01:53:50 pm
How fun. Laura sounds like a good one to "hang out" with.
9/29/2016 09:30:05 am
Great idea for the tea towels - they look beautiful!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.