Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ice Dyed Treasures - Icey Delights online class work

I just finished Icey Delights, an online class with Lynda Heines. Bloom Bake Create blog. We have been experimenting with various techniques using a method that incorporates ice for transporting the dye powders into your cloth. I've done something similar in the past but I never did 'controlled' tests, much less kept track of quantities and color names. Following are images of the 36 fat quarters I recently finished. Each piece was folded to fit within a space for photographing. I also wanted to be able to read the label in the future. 

Most produced a significant splitting of colors. These were all mixed Procion MX dye powders from Dharma Trading. No pure dye colors were used. A few, even though mixed hues, only had varying tints/shades of the color and no true splitting happened. Perhaps more dye powder, or longer batching time would have produced different results.

I have a significant amount of undyed (white) areas. This doesn't pose a problem to me. I can over dye the entire piece and those areas would be more subtly shaded. I doubt I'll do that, but then, it's all about getting the answer to the age old question, WHAT IF?

Let's create today and find another possible answer. 
May God bless the thoughts to your mind and the work of your hands. Luann


Lynda said...

Luann, Wow! Great to see all of your lovely pieces.

Gill said...

What fun Luann - thanks for sharing!

Luann Fischer said...

Thanks for the comments. I love sharing what I'm doing, just having a challenge taking time out to accomplish the posting. This was a lot of fun. Now to decide on the quilt design for some of them,,,

Terry said...

How unique each piece turned out using the same process; but a different color. How interesting! You will have fun creating with these!--Terry

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing the outcomes of your experiments, Luann. It's great to see what can be done without having to do it myself. :)

Luann Fischer said...

Terry and Monica,
Thanks for the comments on the ice dyes.
I know both of you will see, or already have seen, my July Review, I think you can see that I've stayed away from blogging and invested time in my creating.
I may be able to get a few more blog posts done in August. I've actually been thinking about putting them up for each project, as I finish it. Otherwise, my post is so helter-skelter that I have a challenge knowing if I've covered all of what I wanted to,,,
I'm so very blessed to have followers that encourage me along. I apologize for my lack of comments lately, but as I said before, I'm in a 'get it finished' mode at the moment.
May God bless each of you with a refreshing day. Luann