Category Archives: ice dyeing

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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July 2016 Review

One of my online quilter friends, Luann, writes a review at the end of each month about what she’s accomplished. I’m always amazed at how much she gets done. Check out her blog here. So I thought I’d do that … Continue reading

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Updating Icy Delights Class

It has been so much fun to see all of the beautiful fabric and clothing my Icy Delights students are creating. Several have even sold some of their beauties including Marie who sold one of her purses for $150! Makes … Continue reading

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Ice Dyed Parfait Revisited

In 2012  I tried the ice dyed parfait technique and even though I liked my results, they were way too dark and I felt I was a bit out of control. A couple years later I tried it again only … Continue reading

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. … Continue reading

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