Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Yes, I'm still alive.  What have I been doing???

Last weekend, at a meeting of Artrageous Quilters at Cotton Fields Quilt shop, I got to try out ice dyeing with silk scarves and Procion dye.

While still wet after soaking in soda ash, this scarf was crumpled into a lump and placed on a bakers rack suspended over a dish pan (high tech operation). Crushed ice was placed on top and then 1/2 tsp. of dry dye powder was sprinkled on top.  That was Saturday.  I waited until Tuesday to rinse, dry and iron my scarves.

I tied off little bundles on both ends of the scarf on the left.  I soaked it, then placed it in a colander suspended over a bucket (more high tech!)  The scarf on the right was pre-treated, then dropped in the bottom of the bucket.  Ice and dye were added on top like before, the scarf on the bottom was darkest, after it absorbed all of the excess dye.

What else???
More baby socks, of course.