Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ice Dyeing-Dye your own Fabric

This fabric was hand dyed. I did use the ice dying technique that I have blogged about before. This one was quite a surprise. The colors I used were mink brown, truffle brown, jet black and charcoal grey. I was very surprised with what I achieved. I enjoy this technique very much as there is so much serendipity involved. I can hardly wait for it to snow as this technique was originally designed for snow, ice was just a substitute. I may have to wait awhile as tomorrow it is going to be 50 degrees here. I am sure soon enough though, I will have bins all over the house filled with snow and dye!

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