Ice dyeing tutorial

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-100% cotton tshirt such as this one-

-Procion Dyes- Color: Shiitake

-Soda Ash- Sodium Carbonate-

-Bucket 3-5 Gallons-

-Extra Strong Thread-

-Rubbermaid Roughneck Tub:

-Window Screen:

-Synthrapol- dyers' detergent-

-Drop Cloth



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I'm still really into ice dyeing and I tried out another color that spilt.  This time I'm trying some shibori stitching techniques and I'm ice dyeing over a screen.  This means that I'm going to not be doing it "in the muck".  

The color I used for this shirt is call ed Shiitake and it's really pretty!  If you use it for tie dye it will be a neutral taupe color, but when you use it for ice dyeing it splits beautifully!  If you look closely you can see purple, yellow, blue, brown, and pink all running into each other.  It's really cool and comes out a little different each time.  Watch the video for the whole process.

For more in depth look at ice dyeing you can check out my SKILLSHARE CLASS: How to Ice for Beginners.  You can get a free 14 day trial of Skillshare Premium with this link:

Here are some process photos!

ice dyed tshirt stitched pattern

ice dye tutorial

ice dye tutorial

Before Washing:

ice dye shirt with colors that split

ice dye tshirt with shiitake

I washed this shirt with synthrapol aka "dyer's detergent".  You can click on the link to find it.

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Dedra said:

Just recently started watching your videos on YT and wanted to see your blog as well. This shirt turned out so fabulous I want to try my hand at some of the split colors. I’m a newbe and have found more inspiration from your videos than I have anywhere else. Thank you!

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