I ADORE the ice dye effect so I decided to use the technique. I also thought I'd share with you how I do Ice Dying in in case you want to try it yourself. I've Ice Dyed with silk/rayon blends, 100 % silk and 100% cotton fabrics. I'm going to try wool roving at a later time. I also bet 100% cotton batting would work as well.
What you'll need:
- Containers to hold ice and dye, I got mine at the Dollar Tree
- Natural fiber fabric (cotton, silk, rayon) soaked in a soda ash solution for 45 minutes
- Bagged ice to cover your fabric. (I went through 2-10lb bags and a tray of ice out of my freezer for 18 scarves)
- Procian Fiber Reactive dyes, variety of colors
- Synthropyl (to wash scarves after rinse)
1) After the items have soaked in a soda ash solution for 45 minutes, Layer some ice cubes at the bottom of your chosen containers. (use containers that you don't care if they stain, or glass)
Just enough ice to cover the bottom.