Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Dyeing - Day 2


I am having way too much fun with this snow dyeing and the results just keep getting better and better.  I'm addicted!!  Yesterday I decided to try mixing Teal and Brown, my two favorite colors at the moment, and was just thrilled with the results.  I use Procion MX dyes from G&S Dyes.  I have two brown dyes, #611 Soft Brown and #615 Brown so tried them both with my teal recipe. 
Here they are on the screens with the snow just after pouring the dye on.


  I cut all my dyed fabrics that I have the recipes for (all 172) with my 6 1/2" Square Go cutter die last week so I have nice size samples to refer to when needed. 

 Here are the samples of my teal and #611 Soft Brown...


...snow dyed they made this piece, my new favorite!


My teal and #615 Brown...


...snow dyed made this piece.


And here they are together!  So pretty!


I might get Tim to build some wooden frames so I can stretch these and make wall art.  He received a new uphostery gun for his air compresser this xmas so that would be a great project for him to try, right dear :)

I have two more fabrics in the works down in my dungeon (crawl space) at the moment and I am comparing the difference between snow dyeing on a screen or just dyeing it in a bucket without the screen.  The results I have seen on a few blogs without the screens look very similar to the results with screens so I thought that was a worthwhile experiment.  Are you starting to realize I am quite the GEEK!!!  LOL!

I started working on my clients quilt again on Monday, I haven't abandoned quilting for dyeing....yet!  The nice thing about snow dyeing is it takes 5 hours for the snow to melt giving me lots of time to quilt.  I have a large semi-custom quilt on my machine so should be done that one soon.

Oh, I made this placemats for myself over that holidays and just finished hand stitching the binding on all 10 of them!  I bought a fat quarter pack from Fat Quarter Shop called Honeysuckle Bali Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics, I can't resist a bali sale!!


2 comments:

  1. You are having fun.....much of the snow has disappeared here...but that's OK rally coz we've had it since mid November....I'm sure we wil get more before long

    Best Wishes

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  2. I've never tried dying, other than some simple RIT things, years ago. And we get snow about 2 days/year. But I'm tempted to do some research and take a trip to the mountains just for this. It's stunning!!!

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