Het proces van ijsverven / How to Ice dye
Al mijn lappen zijn 100 % katoen en in soda geweekt.
Een plastic bak met een mandje van de Aldi er in.
Eerst leg ik er gevouwen leklappen onderin en strooi er wat soda ash over
I'll show in photo's how to ice dye
A plastic container with a metal basket from Aldi's.
All my facrics are 100 % cotton and soakt in soda.
I start with my drop cloth folded like an accordeon and put some soda ash over it.
Next I hang the basket in the container. It hangs about half way.
I spread some soda ash on top.
Here you can see the colours I am using. All Procion MX
The ice goes on top and next the dye powders.
One hour later. The ice beginns to melt.
Overnight the ice has almost completely melted.
Dyeing bath is done ! The wait is over.Now I wash my packets as they are under the tap to get the soda ash of. Then I unfold the fabric and wash the cloth in hot industriel soapy water.
I hang them out to dry and when they are almost dry I iron them with a hot iron.
In my next blog I show you the results.