There is no snow around here right now, but I did manage to run and scoop some right before our January thaw. This was an experiment and I am pleased with the results. I have seen web pages on snow dyeing, once tried using ice cubes....but this time I wanted to combine the two.
I started with fabric that had been soaked in soda ash, I placed it, scrunched in a plastic dish pan
added a couple of inches of snow
poured some premixed dye (this was leftover stuff that had been sitting around for about 10 days) I wasn't certain it would work, but did not want to pour it down the drain either.
next, I layered a bunch of ice cubes on top of the dye soaked snow. On to those cubes, I sprinkled some dye powder straight from the package.
It looked so cool as the cubes began to melt
this is what it looked like after 24 hours and I was ready to do the wash out
The final results
I will definitely be trying this again.....but.....don't really want it to snow.......maybe I'll just go to the local arena and see what the Zamboni left for me
I am linking this to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Fridays
I love snow dyeing, and we haven't had enough snow to do anything. Not that I am complaining, until of course we have no water this summer... But that Zamboni idea, I think your on to something!
Beautiful results. I have been wanting to try snow dying lately, I've never done it. And we have plenty of snow around here. I even have dye concentrate sitting in the fridge...which might be 6+ months old by now. LOL!
Pretty. I'd love to try it one day, but we don't get much snow
Aha we are having a big dump of snow today...now where's my soda?....
So cool! I'll take a yard of each - lol!
So much fun isn't it! Results are really nice!! I've used crushed ice which works well too...no snow here in Florida!
The results are fabulous!
I LOVE doing ice dyeing but I elevate my fabric on a cake rake so that it doesn't sit in the dye as it cures. This gives it a different texture
Wow that's pretty!
Now this is a good use for uber cold snow and ice. Lovely results. You always amaze me with your "what-ifs". Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...
yeah know - living on Lake Erie you'd think I would have already tried this - now seeing yours - I really need to get after it!
Awesome technique!!! It would be fun to use for sashing on my 60's bitty blocks!!! LOL!
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