Sunday, January 22, 2012

Snow Dyeing......Part 2


After the snow...
came a storm....
then a flood...
No Power & No Water

The Snow Dyed Fabrics batched for a few days.

Here are the results of my Snow Dye Session:


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CLICK HERE to view My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Snow Dyeing Part 1

CLICK HERE to view: Storm, No Power, No Water

CLICK HERE to view: Storm Chasing Slideshow

CLICK HERE to view: Kathi's Snow Dyeing Results


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

17 comments:

Lisa in Penna said...

Dontcha just love Grape & Strong Orange together??? Gorgeous fabric - thanks for posting, and the slideshow is great - good close-ups.

Candied Fabrics said...

Glorious, glorious, glorious!

Julia in NZ said...

Wonderful colours. How many dyes did you pour over each piece? What size pieces? These are among the best snow dyes I have seen.

queenopearls said...

Absolutely stunning!
~Christina in Cleveland

Judy said...

Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing how you will use them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Delightful fabrics. Makes me almost wish we got snow (Oregon South Coast). I will just enjoy yours instead. Belinda

Elizabeth in NM said...

They are just gorgeous! Love your color combinations. Makes me wish we had asome snow here!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Julia,
The size of the container determined the size of the fabric I used. I had a huge under the bed tote box that held 3 yards of crumpled up fabric. The big plastic dishpans held 1 and 2 yards of fabric, the smaller pans held half yard pieces, the tiny tupperware containers held fat quarters. The more you crunch up the fabric, the better the results, I think. You can use one color of dye, or several colors. Just be careful which colors you put next to each other so you don't make mud! Analogous colors work great for this technique (all on the same side of the colorwheel).
LuAnn

Kathy said...

I love snow dyeing too...okay I'm totally addicted to snow dyeing:) Just did a backing for a quilt in yellow, orange and red. Never thought of adding purple....love it!
We have 46" of snow so no shortage here!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Lulu said...

After seeing your snow dyeing I was immediately inspired to do some , we have so much snow here. I love your fabrics and I love mine too. I am now totally aadicted . I even tried some ice dyeine just using ice cubes , different but more beautiful. The only thing I did differently is that I did not premix my dyes. I just sprinkled the dye powder directly on the snow and ice, Worked a treat and I used less dye I think, Your blog is one of my favorite. I have a tremendous admiration for you and your skills, you are super talented in every area and have a kind and loving heart . Thanks for sharing all your amazing work. When I grow up I want to be like you. In my next life I guess I am 76 now. Thank you so much again, you have taught me much.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Many Thanks LuLu for your heartfelt comments. Using dye powder directly on ice cubes is my next play day plan! We just can't get enough PLAY into our lives, now can we!
Wishing lots of play time,
LuAnn

Susie said...

Makes me wish we ever had snow, but the weather here HAS been in the 70s so you can't have everything. Beautiful cloth!

gousley said...

Very nice--lots of depth! AND, it looks like you had fun!!

Joan J said...

Your hand dyed fabrics are just super! I wanna move into the place next door to yours and be BFF's! With extra forever. I love the music you used in your Smileboxes as well. Wish I didn't live in Chicago, just too far away, tho I may have some relatives I need to stay with in Eugene.....

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Joan,

Eugene, Oregon is 90 minutes from me.
It is 45 minutes from the quilt shop I teach in.
Not too far to come for a class.

My Best To You,
LuAnn

LisaT said...

Can you use the metal cooling rack for food again or not?
Thanks!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Once items are used for dyeing, they must remain only for and dedicated for dyeing.

LuAnn