Kristina told me all about this blog post she say where they were tie dying with ICE! I had to try it!
Wet your shirts and wad, tie, knot, etc. how you want them, and put them in a bucket or something to hold them. I opted not to use a rack and next time I will.
Cover the items to be dyed with ice. I only had three trays so added some crushed ice on top.
Turns out I only had 1 packet of yellow dye and one of purple - I did end up finding a 2nd purple. So this may not turn out exciting but I was already into it.
Sprinkle your dye right on top of the ice. I was using Tulip dye from a kit. Let sit for 12 - 24 hours.
Overall the shirts turned out pretty good. Sure wish I had more colors! I rinsed and washed all the shirts.
The one on top turned out the best, mostly purple with a small hint of purple.
The second purple one turned out pretty good too. The only odd thing is the spots of yellow are a weird color.
This one must have been in the corner, no yellow to speak of and the purple is very light. Still pretty but will re-dye this one with some more colors.
This one had a bit of both colors, and while pale, is still pretty nice. I will definitely re-dye this one with some more colors.
I mentioned I did not put a rack in and after several hours I noticed the bowl was filling up with melted ice and dye. So I poured it off into another bowl. The color of the dye was so pretty i decided to knot and add a shirt to it. As the other shirts had sucked up most of the dye, this shirt also turned out pretty pale but the design is nice.
The blog post where Kristina say the original idea has more info, pictures and suggestions:
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Thanks for reading, Millie