Inspiration for this post comes from Carol R. Eaton Designs and this blog post: http://carolreatondesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/fabric-dye-ice-cubes-awesome.html
Once I saw her awesome effects of dyeing with ice cubes, I knew I had to give it a try. It was super fun and easy!
Here's what I did:
I used a big jersey knit sheet as my fabric and coiled about half in the bottom of a mop bucket. Since I used RIT to dye, I did not pre-soak my fabric. I then placed a layer of ice cubes on the fabric and covered with powdered RIT dye (about half a box). I coiled the second half of my sheet on top of the ice layer and repeated the ice/RIT layers. The end result is a fabric/ice/dye lasagna:
After 24 hours, the ice melts, leaving behind a splattering of color. The powder works especially well with this method as the dye component colors bleed out and together, giving really unique and unexpected results.
In my first round of this, I used brown, black, and teal in my powder layer:
Round two was black and blue:
I can't wait to try this with different colors!! I have some green just waiting for the perfect fabric!
Thanks for looking!