Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Snow Dyeing

These are pictures of the snow-dyes from the other day. I left the box o' boxes in the garage overnight and when I went out there the next morning, they were frozen solid (duh). There was no dye wicking, no color anywhere except in the snow on top of the fabric. So I brought the whole box o' boxes in and set it in the corner of the family room on top of a heater vent next to the lemon tree. This morning, after I did the family laundry, I washed them out.I love the greens and purples in this one. The brown is pretty interesting too. It has a kind of kaleidoscope thing going on. This one is my favorite.



This was grape, scarlet and golden yellow.



Mostly scarlet and lemon and golden yellow.



I love hand-dyed stripes. This doesn't have a lot of the crystalline effects from the snow, but it's still pretty cool. The turquoise is really vibrant here. I didn't get much green from the yellow and blue mixing -- because they were frozen?


These two were accordion folded before the dyes were poured on and don't look any different from any other lwi hand dyes. I like the mirror effects I get from the folding.

I didn't have any trouble with the turquoise, but I think that was probably because they batched on top of a heater vent. The temperature was nice and warm there last night. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised with all of these -- They didn't look like much before they dried and I was expecting to be disappointed.

6 comments:

Karen M said...

I have serious fabric envy! These are really beautiful. I think I'm going to have to try this (minus the freezing part, of course!).

Vicki W said...

I like them all a lot but that first one is amazing!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I'd like to try some snow dying, but we don't have any snow!!!! We've had flurries, but only one medium storm. Now all I see is a light dusting, but mostly grass. This is CANADA for heaven's sake. Oh well, I don't have any Procion MX dyes anyway. I guess that means I can spend my money on other stuff. - Amri

Beth said...

I love the first one and the Yellow/Blue/Purple one too.

I think maybe the vet will become the regular batch place in the winter!!!

Some day I'm going to try snow dyeing... well any dyeing...

Beth-Near Chicago

Barb said...

Wow.....I just love them......

Krekeltje said...

they are amazing! LOL with the froozen lot, that happens. bye ShirleyJ