Ice-dyeing is normally best done on warm sunny days.......it was so cold and rainy here west of Phoenix that none of the golfer were even out slamming the ball around! We wee worried about our results.
But of course that didn't stop us. Out come the plastic trays, wire racks, soda ash soaked fabrics, ice cubes, and MX dyes......
Once all the 'ingredients' were layered.....the tray was covered with plastic, secured with clips and left for 24 hrs.
Then the fun begins....the melted dye-water is discarded, the fabrics are rinsed, and rinsed and rinsed. When the water runs clear they are washed, damp dried, and pressed. We got awesome results...maybe the cold weather requiring a long and slow melt is better?!?
That's the end of my report......Now I'm headed back to the chatter, calorie filled snacks, fabric frolic, laughter, and of course bubbly. Sound like fun? Grab a buddy or two and plan your own girlfriend art camp!