Feel free to message me if you need the recipe for the perfect mustard yellow, black, or red. For those newbies, black and red dyes are tricky and recipes are important! ....and many other colors! Eventually, I will add a page here on my website with recipes.
The image below is from when I was at KCAI in the Fiber department as a non traditional student in my late 30"s. Our assignment was to go to Home Depot and gather paint swatches, then come back to class and try to match them exact per Procion MX dyes.
Fails came first...trial and error, and then for me, finally success.
Even the fails of the original color I wanted are still a success of a different color and so those are recorded.
*Always record recipes, color mixes, mistakes, successes, and failures.
1.Get your dyes: Dharma is a good place if you can't find local. You will also need Soda ash.
2. Soak your fabric in soda ash water for 10 minutes or more, then place on a cookie wrack. (see images). Crumple up fabric and place on the wrack, add ice cubes all over fabric, then drizzle powder dyes (in image some is already melting).
All ice cubes need to be melted and wait 25 minutes after all melting until rinsing. Hope you had fun. Message me with any inquiries.
Ice dying - End result