How to Dye Fabric with Ice: A Fun & Easy Surface Design Technique Webinar Download

Learn all about ice dyeing, catching the attention of quilt artists and surface designers everywhere.
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Its purpose extends far beyond chilling your favorite beverages. Ice just so happens to produce some of the most vibrant patterns on fabric surfaces! Curious what results you can create on your surfaces with ice and dye? Tune into this innovative and interactive online seminar with surface design artist Lynda Heines.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the materials and process for ice dyeing, and excite in the endless array of possibilities for your quilt projects using this spectacular surface design technique.

Lynda will guide you through:

  • Creating vibrant hand-dyed fabric with ice
  • Selecting and preparing your fabric for dyeing
  • Getting some control over the results
  • Tips to fix unsatisfactory pieces

In addition, you’ll learn how to prepare your fabric, what supplies work best, and necessary dyeing precautions.

About the Author
Lynda Heines found her love for surface design through writing a column for the local newspaper about area artists. She was so impressed by their art that she was inspired to spend more time creating, especially with fabric, dyes, and paint. Through her experiments, she discovered dyeing with ice cubes, her technique published in Quilting Arts.
In addition to ice dyeing, she also loves working with other surface design techniques including sun printing, resists, gelatin printing, and marbling. Her spin art was also published in Quilting Arts.
Lynda lives in Southern Indiana with her husband and two cats on a couple acres of land they call “Happy Acres.” Between creating art in her two studio areas, Lynda, a master gardener, helps with their large garden and fruit orchard. They also make soap, freeze and dry their harvests, and there is usually always some fresh bread in the kitchen.
Lynda blogs at

SKU: EP7849

Author/Speaker/Editor: Lynda Heines

File Type: MP4

Format: OnDemand Webinar

Customer Reviews

Great Technique Review by Lisa

I love snow dyeing and I was thrilled when I found out there was a way to snow dye year round using ice. Lynda shares all the how to's in her webinar.

(Posted on 6/30/14)

Good information Review by Muff

This on-demand webinar is a lecture of almost 35 minutes, with slides, no video. The information is excellent. I would have liked to have seen more examples of different results (eye candy - can't get enough!), but all the basic info is there from equipment/safety to washout. No snow where you are? Ice dye instead, any time of year!

(Posted on 3/10/14)