Incredible Ice Dye

Mar 02, 2024 12:30PM—4:30PM


SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341


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Explore an incredibly beautiful way to dye cellulose (plant-based) fabrics without mixing or weighing any dyes at all. You’ll learn about the two different ice dye methods (“on the rack” and “in the muck”) and you’ll learn several ways to manipulate your fabric and garments before applying dye. You’ll also receive in-depth information about the chemistry of the dyes, folding patterns, how the dye colors “split” and ways to control/combine them, strategies for scaling up to production dyeing, and how to create your own ice dye set-up (affordably!) at home. Last, but not least, you’ll receive washout instructions so that you’ll know how to finish your beautifully dyed fabrics once you get home and your ice has melted. An infinite variety of fabulous results await you!

Jessica Kaufman is the owner/founder of Asheville, North Carolina’s WAXON Batik & Dye Studio. She teaches knitting, ice dyeing, tie-dyeing, batik, and Shibori both in-person and online. With her genuine love of teaching, her Master’s in Crafts Education, and her Bachelor’s in teaching theatre arts, Jess’s classes are entertaining, well-paced, and jam-packed with invaluable insights and experiences.

$125 – $150

Additional Supply Fee: $15, payable to the instructor during class. (A small selection of blank dyeable garments, fabric, and home goods will also be available for purchase to dye in class.)

Scholarship Available: No.

Level: All.

Minimum Number of Students: 8 by February 16, 2024
Maximum Number of Students: 18

Required Supplies:

  • Up to six cellulose items for dyeing. Visit What can we dye? for details.
  • A plastic, lidded container (food-storage type) with a flat bottom for each item you want to dye. This is so you can transport your items home with you for the 48-hour curing process. Click here for recommended containers.
  • apron.
  • gloves.
  • note-taking materials.

Class Schedule: Class will be in person at the SEFAA Center from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024.