Take 22 pounds of ice, lots of plastic containers, a baker’s dozen of dye powders, a large bucket of soda ash solution, and several yards of fabric. Soak fabric in solution, squeeze, drape artistically over racks in containers, cover with ice, sprinkle on dye, and wait 24 hours. Rinse thoroughly.
Results on Kona PFD using sun yellow and boysenberry dyes.
Results on Pimatex PFD with strong red and periwinkle.
Results with boysenberry and periwinkle on peach colored silk crepe.
Damask tablecloth (next to last one I have from my mother-in-law) in periwinkle with green and ?, and boysenberry and strong red.
My friend had lovely results as well. The green pieces were stacked and dyed together, with the lighter one on top. The embroidery must have been done with polyester thread as it didn’t take the dye. But it makes for a more interesting effect.
Next time we’ll try tray or gradient dyeing. There’s still lots of summer left.