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Ice Dyed Scarf

Rit Dye

By Rit Dye Team

October 12, 2017

Project Description

Explore ice-dyeing with this tutorial courtesy of Mimi G Style. http://mimigstyle.com/ice-dyed-reversible-scarf-giveaway/


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About a full day

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   White cotton or linen fabric (1 ¾ yds. or two 14” x 56” pieces)

  •    ice

  •    deep plastic tub

  •    drying rack to fit over tub

  •    small plastic spoon

  •    sewing machine & thread

  •   4 gallon pot

  •   plastic table cover

  •   rubber gloves

  •   scissors

Step By Step

  1. Tip: Be sure to use Rit powder dye, not the liquid, because it stays where you sprinkle it which gives you better control of the colors.

  2. Cover table with plastic. Gather supplies.

  3. For best results, pre-wash fabric.

  4. Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring approximately 14" x 56"

  5. Wet both pieces of fabric thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water.

  6. Completely crumple both pieces of wet fabric into 2 small, flat balls.

  7. Place crumpled fabric on top of drying rack, over the plastic tub (to catch dripping dye).

  8. Cover each piece of fabric completely with ice. Different ice sizes will yield different patterns.

  9. Wearing rubber gloves, cut open dye package. Use spoon to sprinkle dye on the ice. More dye powder will yield darker results. For more white space, sprinkle dye on as you might sprinkle salt on food. Adding color in sections will yield more of an ombre effect.

  10. Let the ice melt completely through the fabric overnight.

  11. Remove fabric from the racks.

  12. Recommended: To enhance the color and reduce color bleeding, use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing, following directions on bottle.

  13. Rinse fabric with cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.

  14. Wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.

  15. To finish the scarf, place fabric pieces, right sides together. Machine stitch around both long sides and along the ends, leaving a small opening to turn fabric right side out.

  16. Finish and press.




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