HI DARLINGS! I partnered with to bring you the coolest thing ever… Ice Dyeing. I had been stalking blogs looking at really creative ways to dye fabric using It’s so easy to use, nontoxic and I can dye almost any fabric. Aside from using to make your own amazing textiles, you can also use it to refresh items you already have. I also love that I can use it for home decor projects, wood, throw rugs and so much more. I have a feeling you are going to see a lot more projects soon, lol
Rit Dye is so awesome that I decided to make a reversible scarf/headwrap and then give it away! Yep, you have a chance to win my awesome one of a kind creation by leaving a comment below and telling me how you are “dyeing” to use Rit Dye.
But that’s not all; I want you to be able to try your hand at ice dyeing using Rit Dye so below is a step by step on creating this awesome project. You can use any of their 32 and over 500 additional colors that you can achieve by mixing their dyes, including Pantone seasonal colors of the year.
Okay now for the fun part.
You are going to need the following:
- Fabric (I suggest using a natural fiber, I used linen)
- Rit Dye (3-4 colors) Powder
- Rit Dye Color Stay
I made two different color ways so that the scarf would be reversible once sewn together so I used two tubs and racks.To make the scarf I cut 2 pieces of fabric that measured 14” x 56″. Once you have your cut pieces of fabric wash them in a gentle detergent but do not dry, you want your fabric to be wet when you place it on the rack. Once you have your fabric on the rack start piling your ice. I used a mix of big chunks and smaller pieces. Then using a spoon start to sprinkle on the color. I used a lot of powder and made sure to place my colors in sections so I could get a bit of an ombre look.
There are some variables here, depending on the size of ice you use and or how much you ball up your fabric you will get different results, That is, however, the best part, you never know what it will look like. Let the ice melt through the fabric overnight.The next morning I removed my fabric from the racks and placed them in a hot bath of Rit Dye Color Stay for 20 minutes. Once the fixative is applied rinse until the water runs clear. Lastly, wash in warm soapy water and dry.
Once the fabric had dried it looked even more magnificent! I couldn’t wait to sew it up. I ironed them out and laid them on top of each other. To finish my scarf I sewed around both long sides and along the ends leaving a small opening to turn my fabric right side out. Then I gave it a good pressing and added my label.Both sides looked so beautiful and colorful that I am a little sad that I am giving away this beautiful one of a kind gift to one of you lovely readers, LOL! But I know you will love it as much as I do.I love that I can use it as a scarf or as a head wrap! Check out how awesome this beauty is. Leave a comment below for a chance to win my awesome hand dyed scarf and let me know what project you are “dyeing” to make using Rit Dye. (Must be U.S. based and over the age of 18) If you want to learn more check out THESE great techniques
Thanks to Rit Dye for sponsoring this post