|Let's Ice Dye some Snowflakes!!! |
I love it when I ask myself, "what if I...?" and it turns out cool. Especially when I am mashing up techniques. I try it again, several times, and when I hit consistent results, its time to share the fun!
In this case, I'm blending ice dyeing and Itajime shibori. We have a new fold, extra points, and the possibilities are as unique, infinite and individual as snowflakes!
You see that lovely halo effect? There are some tricks to getting it! We are going to break a few "rules" along the way, but I prefer to think of it as refusing to accept the limitations of my craft. In fact, we are going to use them to our benefit!
Your Kit Contains
Four (4) 22" x 22" pieces, and one (1) 44" x 44" piece of high quality "PFD" 100% cotton fabric.
All necessary dye, fixatives, detergent, gloves and dust mask.
Student Supply List
Art clothes or apron and comfortable shoes
2 plastic tote bins and lid – Approximately 24” x 18” x 6”
Roll of paper towels
Ice - We will likely do two batches - one of the 22" squares, and a 2nd for the 44" square.
As we will be Ice Dyeing - IF you have a Flexi-Net from one of Cindy's classes, you can reuse that! If not, don't worry about it!
*Acrylic Itajime Templates - many of you have these templates from other classes, like Welcome to the Fold, Love Triangles, and a Garden to Dye For! This is a great way to repurpose tools you already own. if not, or if you are a template junkie like I am, You will want more! fortunately they are on sale this month. Keep in mind, that I used five different templates for one of the snowflakes, so you will need quite a few. OR - plan on doing multiple batches of dye, reusing the templates you have.
4” and 4 - 6” spring clamps – plastic works best. (Check the big orange box store, Wally World, dollar stores, and pjtool.com for best prices) *The more you have, the more creative you can be! Plan on one clamp for the small templates, and two for the large.