Friday, February 16, 2018

Snow Dyeing

Snow dyeing is something I have been wanting to try for quite a while.  I also had not thought about it for a while so when I saw another blogger mention it I decided to put it on my to-do list.  Yesterday was perfect to try it as we are not guaranteed to have snow if the predicted warm temperatures arrive next week. 

I am not overly excited with the results.  The fabric can definitely be used but it is not terribly interesting.  I threw in some sari scraps that my thoughtful niece brought me from her trip to India.  They are cotton and very well worn.  Not sure how I will use them but it will come to me.

I added some paper to the bottom of each container.  I had no expectation for the paper.  I actually quite love the way it turned out.  I will likely create some journal pages with it.  Also will add to some junk journals.

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Laura McGrath said...

What process/dyes did you use? I've done a whole lot of snow and ice dyeing and mine turn out really different looking.

quiltedfabricart said...

I think they came out great! The colors are vibrant with just enough of that muddled look to make it interesting.

Kathy said...

I did a bunch of snow dyeing this winter, too, and the results are way less dramatic than ice dyeing! It also helps if you use mixed color dyes rather than pure colors because the colors split out more. It's fun to do for a change though and who can't use more hand dyed fabric?!

Susan Lenz said...

As someone who has never tried any type of fabric dyeing, I really like seeing the results from those who attempt it ... especially when these results are so varied. I really like yours! Thanks for the comment on my blog too!