Thursday, September 6, 2012

It Sounded Like a Cool Idea

Ice dyeing-sounds cool-hey?  Well...not so much.  First I had to go shopping to get some ice cube trays, cuz who knows what happened to the ones I had?  Then I made lots of ice.  I put some wool (soaked in vinegar and water first) in the bottom of the bin to soak up the run off, and then some in a wire basket and topped it off with all the ice.  Then I sprinkled several different colors of dye all in the purple blue and pink family.  I covered it with plastic and set it out in the sun to do its magic.  Notice there is no finished dyed wool in the picture.  It did not turn out.  Soooo...I divided up the water on the bottom of the bin and the wool into two pots on the stove and did some boiling instead.  I added some dark purple to one of the pots.  I haven't taken pictures of those colors-but I got a lavender from one pot and dark purplish/burgundy from the other.  I didn't get the results I hoped for-but still got some pretty color.

5 comments:

  1. So...the photos on Pinterest make it easier than it really is? Imagine that ;-)

    I have thought about trying it. I wonder if it works better with yarn-v-roving?

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  2. I'm sure other people have had good luck-I don't think I had enough ice, it may not have been hot enough outside, and roving may have been better. Oh well.

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  3. Always other time to try again, pretty colors.

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  4. Well, at least the ice cubes look interesting. Maybe you could show us the yarn and let us see what we think? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Good luck with your next ice cube adventure.

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