Category Archives: ice dyeing

June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a … Continue reading

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Sun Printing Tips

I’ve been sun printing now for almost seven years. Since that time I’ve learned a bit about this fun technique so I’m sharing some tips with you today. Check out my other sun printing posts here. The most important thing … Continue reading

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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one … Continue reading

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Cutting it up

Now with my studio reorganized, I’m ready to play. First up is cutting one of my ice dyed pieces. I’m asked a lot what I do with all of my fabric. To tell you the truth, most of it is … Continue reading

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A lesson on just “being”

This year’s vacation was a lesson on just “being” for both of us.  This was not something I wanted to do; It’s something I had no control over. Dave and I flew into Maui on the 11th. On the way … Continue reading

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Looking back 2016

Oh my! This year has really gone by fast. So how much did I accomplish during 2016? This year I spent a lot of time teaching. After a year of planning and thinking about it, I finally opened my online … Continue reading

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How to: Repurposed T-shirt Scarf

This is such an easy way to repurpose a that t-shirt your still love but doesn’t fit. I did this with a store-bought shirt several years ago and received so many compliments. Now to use one of my ice-dyed shirts … Continue reading

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Adding deColourant

Ice dyeing produces some beautiful fabric. However, there are times when even the final result of that process is just not enough. Adding a layer using deColourant can give you the look you want without adding color. If you’re not … Continue reading

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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup

Happy Sunday! Here’s a Sunday roundup of what has been going on here this past week. I’m teaching my Wind Wishes: Inspirational Flags class this week at Gilda’s Club so I’ve been preparing for this fun class which involved cutting … Continue reading

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