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Monday, March 4, 2013

Serendipity Scrunch

This "technique" I discovered quite by serendipity some time ago. But I so loved the outcome that sometimes I do it on purpose.

I take PFD and let it soak in soda ash until the liquid has all evaporated.  What's left is as hard as a rock.  The first time I thought I had ruined the fabric. But....since I didn't have anything to lose, I squirted dye onto it. And I loved the results!!

Here are two fat eighths after the SA has all evaporated.  You can't tell it is quite hard by the photo so you'll just have to take my word for it (ORRRRR experiment with it on your own!!)

I used dye I had mixed for another project, let it batch. Washed it out and ironed it and VOILA!!
Great FIRE colors don't you think?


  1. I can't wait to try it! Love the effect! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, what a surprising result! I really like it and will have to give it a try.

  3. Very cool effect. I'll be trying it, too ;-)

  4. It is like ice dyeing without the ice! Great!

  5. I was thinking the same thing: looks like ice or snow dyeing!


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