I just couldn't let all of this SNOW go to waste...
I invited Kathi over for a Snow Dyeing Play Day...
We are using the kitchen for a Wet Studio:
Here we go...
Fabrics are soaking in soda ash in the buckets:
The dyes are pre-mixed:
2 Tbsp to 8 ounces water
3 yards of fabric under all of that snow:
We squirted the dye on top of the snow
I placed the dyes in strips of color in this container
I swirled the fabric in a circle then placed the snow on top:
I placed the dyes in a circle pattern on the snow
I have never done snow dyeing before...
so I am shooting from the hip today.
Kathi is loading snow into a rectangle container...
Kathi is making a little snow pie in this round container.
All of the containers have metal grates or screens on the bottom
so the fabric doesn't sit in the melted snow.
Turquoise and Deep Purple Dyes
Lemon Yellow, Scarlet Red & Orange Dyes
Orange, Chartreuse & Scarlet Red Dyes
Last one of the day....
I wanted to do more, but ran out of containers & grates.
22 pans full of fabric, snow and dyes:
22 yards of fabric and 2 t-shirts snow dyeing
That was FUN !
A few hours later...
The snow is melting...
The dyed fabric is peeking through...
It will batch for 24 hours before I rinse it out.
This is what the kitchen looks like:
It is much more fun getting everything out to play...
than it is to put everything back away.
There is so much already posted on line about Snow Dyeing, so I am not including a tutorial. Google....Snow Dyeing....lots of info out there.
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full of Snow,