Carol R. Eaton Designs

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3 comments:

  1. Congrats on your article being published!!!! I intend to try one of your techniques this summer.

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  2. Hello,
    I love your ice cube tie dye and was hopping you could help me out with a project I’m working on. I’m in the process of making a wrap around curtain for my daughters lower bunk bed to make it more fun since her brother gets the top bunk. I love the look of ice cube tie dye but I’m not sure what size shape to use. The fabric curtain is about 4’x20’, my concern is that if I used a bucket and layered fabric-ice-dye, fabric-ice-dye, fabric-ice-dye etc... thatthe lower parts of the fabric are going to look a lot different then the upper parts. I know there will never be any consistency with a project like this but I’d at least like to attempt to get the saturation somewhat similar. I was wondering if I used an under the bed plastic storage container to lay the fabric out scrunched up but horizontal would work? Or if I used a large bucket but used a grate of some sort to raise the fabric off the bottom so it’s not resting in the dyed melted water.
    Also my done wants to try to do a camp style tie dye, any suggestions on how to do that and what colors to use?
    Any info or suggestions would be wonderful.
    Thanks so much and happy holidays,
    Elizabeth

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    1. What a great project! With such a large piece I would go for the plastic storage container with some type of grate or upside-down bowls to keep the fabric from sitting in the dye for too long. It’s ok to have some fabric laying in the “mud” but I agree that you do now want all the fabric sitting in it.

      If it were me I would embrace the idea of dyeing multiple times to fully cover the fabric. With each dye you will get a richer and richer tone. Maybe the idea of repeating the process will take the pressure off having to get full coverage the first time!

      I don’t have an opinion on what colors to use as that is so individual to each person. When deciding remember that the colors will meander and blend together and you may get some combinations you weren’t expecting – in a good way. All dyes with the exception of primary colors are made up of other colors and that is the fun and unexpected part.

      I would love to see photos of your project… if you have more questions give me a shout!

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