Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ice Dyeing, and more!

My friend Lynda Heines is offering a great on-line class in ice-dyeing, and I decided to treat myself to it!  I have tried ice dyeing a number of times in the past, but never liked the results.  Lynda's excellent class has made all the difference!  Here is a link to her class... if you've ever wanted to try this great technique, this is a wonderful opportunity!  Here are a few examples of the results I have achieved using her instructions:

I will be doing a lot more dyeing using her instructions, and will post pix here soon!
Meanwhile, I got an order from one of my long time customers to dye some "Mommy & Me" outfits for her daughter and grand daughter - here are a couple:

These were a little challenging because I was using black dye, but she wanted black, white and gray. I did a few tests on shirts before I got to this point, and glad I did... these came out better than I thought they would!
On a non-dyeing note, I have been nurturing some seedlings - tomatoes, basil, chives and snap dragons to start.  

Started transplanting into larger containers a week or so ago, and they are doing well.  Spring is finally starting to warm up here, so I hope to be able to move them out to the deck soon.  Meanwhile, I'm working on enhancing some bird areas in the yard... added a couple of hummingbird feeders, added 2 watering dishes, upgraded my bird seed feeders... love to watch 'em!  And my Irises are budding up, so I should have pictures to share soon.  Happy Spring, and get ready for Summer! 


Beth said...

Great results and the class is very affordable too

Jeanne Aird said...

Those are great pieces Judy. Glad you are enjoying the class. Some dyes really divide up into some pretty incredible color combinations when used in ice dyeing.

Lynda said...

Judy, Thank you so much for your kind words about my class. Love what you are creating!