Friday, January 21, 2011

First Snow Dyes of the Season

We've had lots of snow this winter, but I've been way too busy to do much dyeing with it.  And then, I do still have a bit left from last year...






I was going for a natural woodsy-lost-in-the-forest look and chose my dyes accordingly.

 I measured wrong and after all of these were done with the dyeing and the washing and the drying, they were all a little bit short of a yard.  Each one measures 35 to 35 and a half inches by 42.
I used sky blue, cerulean blue, navy, lemon yellow, golden yellow, and brown.






The thing I like best about these is that they all have the colors in this month's Color Palette Challenge over at Three Creative Studios.  I'd like to say that was intentional, but I'll come clean and admit it -- it's a happy accident.










This last one is my favorite. It's the one I'm keeping.   I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet.  

It reminds me of scary woods and Hansel and Gretel.  Maybe it needs a few breadcrumbs?



8 comments:

Karen M said...

Do you tie, or otherwise shape your fabrics for the dyeing process? You have so much texture.

Terri Stegmiller said...

I have yet to try snow dyeing. Maybe one of these days as we certainly aren't lacking snow. I love the patterning you got in your pieces.

Judi said...

great pieces did you see the video on ProChem's Blog about them snowdyeing?

Vicki W said...

They are lovely and the ARE the color palette!

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Cool! I think I"ll do a little snow dyeing today too!

Talin's Corner said...

They all look great. I wish I could get organized enough to snow dye. We sure have had a lot of it this year.

Chris said...

I love that last one. Great results Karen.

Jan said...

All gorgeous pieces. I assume they are snow dyed? I think I like the second one best. lets see, if a bakers dozen is 13, what would a short yard be called?