Here is the Freeze dyed fabric:
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Scrunch Dyeing Variations - Part 2
For a variation on the regular scrunch I described in Part 1, I wanted to include freeze dyeing.This piece was scrunched, put in a bucket, then I placed it in my freezer for about an hour:
When I removed it from the freezer, the fabric had frozen solid. Then I poured the dyes over the same way I did in the first example, only I left it to batch for about 6 hours to allow the fabric to ‘defrost’ before I rinsed/laundered. Below is the frozen fabric with dyes applied.
It looks similar to the regular scrunch dyed piece, although the
markings are different… more pronounced, with more contrast between
light and dark.
ICE CUBE DYEING
Here's another way to alter your results when scrunching. For this method, I placed ice cubes over the scrunched fabric:
Then I sprinkled dye powder in the 3 colors over the cubes and left it to batch for about 6 hours before I rinsed/laundered:
Here is the ice cube dyed piece:
I did not use a lot of the avocado in this piece, and wish I had used more.
I decided to try another ice cube dye piece, only instead of using dye powder, I wanted to use liquid dyes, and instead of my usual 2 tsp dye powder per 8 ounces of water, I doubled the amount of dye powder in mixed dyes. In other words, I used 4 tsp dye powder per 8 ounces of water. Here is the result of the 2x ice cube dye:
I like the markings here, but it seems a little faded looking compared to methods 1 and 2… still, it does have visual interest!
In my next post, I'm going to show you a few more experiments then we'll do a side by side comparison of the results. I hope you're busy dyeing by now, because I want to hear all about your experiments!