Small magnify icon
Photo Details:

Created in this Craftsy Course

The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

Whether you seek to create your own fabric, give new life to old items or just play with colors, The Art of Cloth Dyeing is the class for you.

Other projects made as part of this class:

See All Class Projects »

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Funky
Doubleneedle on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton, ProChem MX Procion Fiber Reactive Dye, Small Bucket, Soda Ash, Salt and water

Doubleneedle on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Size of the piece

Doubleneedle on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try multiple techniques on one piece because you will see dyes attach differently. Also, if the dye doesn't completely dissolve embrace it. I love how the turkey red attached in the shape of tiny dots because I rushed the mixing and it didn't dissolve 100%.

Doubleneedle on craftsy.com

looks great. How do you use the ice?

12/13/2012 Flag

Lay piece in a long plastic tub, put your snow or ice over the fabric, cover all fabric then sprinkle your dye powder over the snow or ice, wait for the snow or ice to melt then the dye grabs hold of the fabric. Note: fabric. It's be soaked in the soda solution before you start the process.

01/25/2013 Flag

I meant fabric must be soaked in soda ash before you start.

01/25/2013 Flag

Gorgeous!

12/24/2012 Flag

This is lovely! I can see it as a skirt with the yellow at the top/waist.

01/31/2013 Flag