Monday, 19 October 2015

Ice dyeing part two

I've done a bit more ice dying over the last two days. For the method see my previous post, ice dyeing part one. First I did this brown piece.

The dyes used were Dylon again and were pebble beige, dark brown and rosewood red. The picture above shows the cloth still wet. When it dried it wasn't quite as vibrant and I didn't like it as much so I over-dyed it. More of that in a later post.

Next I did one one with powder pink and china blue. This was on white cotton and when it came out there was a bit too much white in it so I dipped it in the liquid which had dripped off and was mostly blue. It gave it a nice mottled blue background. I can't quite get the colour right here - the blue is about right but the purple is more purple in real life and there are a few quite bright pink patches and less yellow.

Finally I did another piece using dark brown and pebble beige. This time I did it on a light beige cotton and instead of sprinkling on dry powder dye I mixed them with water first and froze it in ice cube trays. I then put the dye ice cubes on the cloth. I wanted to do this because the brown powdered dye is made up of several different colours and if you sprinkle it on dry some of the granules don't mix and you end up with red, yellow and blue dots. Although that can look quite good, I wanted this one to be all brown so I mixed the dye first. It's come out quite well.

I also did a bit of confetti dying. I'll show you the results in a later post. 

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