Ice dyeing with MX dyes produces beautiful patterns and vibrant color. It's a great substitute for snow dyeing and you can do it any time of year. What's so special about it, you ask? As the ice melts, it drips onto the cloth and dilutes the dye on some parts of the fabric. This (along with the way the fabric is folded, scrunched and manipulated) contributes to the patterning. It is especially interesting when you use mixed colors rather than pure colors. They tend to break down into their component parts, resulting in rich color combinations.
Interested? Join me next weekend, June 15 and 16th for an ice dyeing class in San Antonio. We'll explore several approaches to ice dyeing and you will leave with at least 4 yards of beautifully dyed fabric that can be used as-is for clothing, quilting or sewing projects or as the first layer for additional surface design techniques. (View photos of ice-dyed fabric.)
For more information or to sign up, visit the Southwest School of Art website.