Friday, December 5, 2014

Gyre 9

This is a large piece of ice-dyed fabric that will become the background for another Gyre quilt (images from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch).  Ice-dying is done by resting a scrunched up piece of white soda soaked fabric on a screen, dumping a big bag of ice chips onto it, and then sprinkling lots of dye powder over it all.  After 24 hours, the ice is melted and the dye has formed serendipitous patterns in the fabric. 

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