......This is the final report about our 3 day girlfriend fiber retreat on Folly Beach. We explored 3 different dyeing methods; eco-dyeing, acid dyeing, and our old favorite: ice-dyeing.
In order to have plenty of ice on hand, we loaded a cooler in the golf cart and made an ice run.
We spotted a newly built 'little house'. It kinda looks like a tree house doesn't it?
We've ice-dyed so many times that we now have a stream lined system in place. We bring tons of MX dyes to choose from.
Judy (always organized) has dyed & labeled fabric samples of every color which makes selecting color combinations so easy. We'd been kinda stuck using the same combinations for quite some time. However this trip, a new (to us) color became a favorite.....orange.
One of our discoveries during our last ice-dyeing session was how much easier it was to use a window screen to hold the fabric/ice......
My talented fiber blog friend Robbie gifted me a hunk of velveteen. Each of us got a third and each was ice-dyed in a different combo of 3 dyes. The results were stunning!
On our last batch we decided to try some folding methods, rather than simply scrunching our fabrics. Kate's was a real winner!!
After the ice-dyed success of my nightgown.....Kate and Judy got ahold of two white shirts and dyed them. Aren't they adorable? (Hopefully they won't mind that I shared this photo!!)
I hope you enjoyed this travel log of our dye retreat......and perhaps it will encourage you to organize one with some of your best fiber buddies too.