Bliss......I've been away with pals the last four day doing a dyeing marathon at a friend's home on Folly Beach, SC. I'm considering weighing my stack of fabric....surely it must be 10 pounds or more.....
Here's a sneak peak of some of my results.....more to come when I can take a breath....and stop itching from all the chigger bites!! They LOVE me....and this trip I vowed to add another layer of protection besides the outside spraying my friend does. My skin/clothing/and even hair was drowned in bug spray....and I thought I'd gotten away with only a few minor bites...not so....but worth every annoying itch!Cotton long sleeve t-shirt that had been light tan, turned into a weird pinkish after accidently being washed with bleach in a load of whites. Now, after some ice dyeing....I have a brand new t-shirt!!
Ditto for this sweat shirt......it started as a pale yellow...that always looked dirty....now it has a new life....though I wish it would have come out more red.....I have an aversion to anything pink.
Hooray......3 white pieces of National Nonwoven's Woolfelt were ice-dyed, then overdyed with acid dyes. Woolfelt is available in a variety of fiber contents. The most common is 80/20. One would think that means 80% wool - 20% rayon. Actually it's the opposite....so when dyeing with MX the results are generally beautiful BUT there is always a flim of undyed white wool fibers. Those wool fibers will take up color when over-dyeing in an acid dye bath and the results are so lovely.
Check back.....I'll be posting more soon.