Friday, February 25, 2011

Snow Dying

Monday was a beautiful winter day and there was plenty of new snow from the day before.  So, we (Kaye & I) decided to snow dye some fabric while we still had snow.  The days have been above freezing so that means melting and heavy, wet snow.  The first time it snowed on Sunday, the temp was hovering just below the freezing point so we had about six inches of the heavy, wet stuff, and around ten p.m. it started to snow again.  This time it was cold enough to produce the dry, granular, powder type snow that skiers love, but there was only about an inch of that.  I tried to scoop the powdery stuff into my last container, but got bombarded with snowballs and a golden retriever that kept sweeping the good stuff around with his tail!  Anyway, here are some of the results of a very fun day!  The hardest part of snow dying is waiting for the snow (in the containers, on top of the fabric) to melt and the dye to trickle down through to the fabric.  The results are worth the wait!


3 comments:

patticakes said...

I hope you are going to do a tutorial on "snow dyeing!" I have never heard of it - it sounds awesome!

Cathie said...

What beautiful coloration you got with your snow dyeing! I was hoping we were done with snow for the year but now.....

marina said...

what a novel idea. Love the effect.
Very clever. Always handy to have a golden retriever handy to help out.