Monday, January 26, 2009

Snow Dyeing Winter 2009

With all the snow this year, I just had to take the opportunity to do some snow dyeing.
I was once again inspired by Bunk's Blog. Take a look at some of her snow dyes.


Here is the soda-ash soaked muslin rumpled lumpy pancake style in the bin.


Here, the snow has been piled on top of the prepared fabric. The dye has been poured on top of the snow in swirls. We'll see what I get!


After 90 minutes, the dye is already starting to soak through the snow ...


24 hours later, I still have snow. My basement is only 40 degrees this time of year. At this point, I removed the remaining snow and rinsed out the fabric.

Here's what I ended up with :







Mulberry and Ice Blue.










I should have taken better notes on the colors I mixed up that day, and what got poured where, but I wasn't that organized that day ...

4 comments:

gquilts said...

Oh I just LOVE that .. I hadn't heard of snow dyeing - sun printing yes, but not snow dyeing! and we have a TON of snow here to try that with

almost seems like shaving cream marbling but in reverse!

Thank you so much for posting this!

hugs
grace

gquilts said...

one question - sorry

you used dye - but could you use paints too?? or would they be to thick to soak thru the snow??

Vicki W said...

These are really cool! I hope I can remember to do this if we ever get and "real" snow around here!

gaylemckay said...

I've seen other snow dyeing results elsewhere, but I finally understand how to do it now. Thanks for that! We have a couple feet of snow on the ground, so I know I will be trying this soon.

Gayle