You’ll have heard of tie dyeing but maybe not ice dyeing, this technique is easy and looks fantastic, check it out.

What you’ll need:

  • Plain pillowcase
  • Powdered fabric dye
  • Soda ash
  • Ice
  • Large container
  • Wire rack
  • Water


1. Fill a container with 3.8 litres of water and add 1 cup of soda ash and mix to combine.

2. Submerge your plain pillowcase in the water mix for 15 minutes.



3. Wring out pillowcase and tip out water.

4. Place a wire rack over your now empty container and place your pillowcase on top, spreading it out.



5. Cover pillow case with ice.



6. Sprinkle cold water powered cold water fabric dye in your design on top of the ice.



7. Leave to melt overnight.



8. Wash and dry the pillow case and it’s ready to decorate your couch or bed.



Watch the YouTube clip for video instructions:

This technique could be used to dye anything you wish to brighten up and they would make great gifts.

Have you tried ice dyeing? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • wow this looks awesome. Would be a fun thing to do with the kids.


  • The end result is stunning! No, I haven’t tried ice dying, but I think I need to give it a go


  • What a great idea look forward to trying it


  • Nice technique !


  • This is all new to me but looks very interesting.


  • What a cool looking end product (see what I did there?? ;) )
    Seriously though, it looks great!


  • My daughter learnt how to do this in textiles class at school. I’d never heard of it before then.


  • Brilliant. The things I learn from this site never cease to amaze me. So many clever people connected by Mouths of Mums. thanks for sharing.


  • That looks awesome. Something to try one day


  • what a great idea and you could do it with white tshirts too, fantastic to try and will too. Or old white dress or pants and top new outfit to create without effort thanks


  • This looks exciting 2 do



  • A great idea and the bright, beautiful effects look amazing; thanks for sharing!.


  • I LOVE the effect !
    Had to google soda ash, never heard of it. Where do you buy it ?


  • Looks like fun and the children will love doing it.


  • kids will love giving this a try!


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