By Rit Dye Team
October 12, 2017
Explore ice-dyeing with this tutorial courtesy of Mimi G Style. http://mimigstyle.com/ice-dyed-reversible-scarf-giveaway/
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
White cotton or linen fabric (1 ¾ yds. or two 14” x 56” pieces)
deep plastic tub
drying rack to fit over tub
small plastic spoon
sewing machine & thread
4 gallon pot
plastic table cover
Step By Step
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.
For best results, pre-wash fabric.
Wet both pieces of fabric thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water.
Place crumpled fabric on top of drying rack, over the plastic tub (to catch dripping dye).
Cover each piece of fabric completely with ice. Different ice sizes will yield different patterns.
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.
Remove fabric from the racks.
Recommended: To enhance the color and reduce color bleeding, use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing, following directions on bottle.
Rinse fabric with cool water until rinse water begins to run clear.
Wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.