"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Freeze Dyed Fabric - Southern Style!

Look at this bit of lusciousness! And with any luck I'll have another piece by the end of the day.
I don't know if you've seen or heard of snow-dyed fabric. It's gorgeous, but you need, um, SNOW to make it. Well, we don't get much of that here in North Carolina and I was getting jealous. So ... I put the fabric in my kitchen sink and used ice instead, and look what happened! I love it. I can't wait to make more. This might actually help me keep my sink clean! I call it Freeze Dyed Fabric - Southern Style!


This is a closeup of a particularly lovely area. There is too much raspberry in this piece, so I've still got some experiementing and learning to do (oh, darn!).
This just in! Here's the blue/green one I made today. I'm likin' it!


10 comments:

Judy said...

wow, this looks promising! I've heard of the snow dying, but didn't pay much attention cuz I live in CA. Did you throw ice cubes into the dye bath?

Sherry said...

OH... Yummy fabric! You'll have to tell sometime how you did it.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Beautiful results! Inquiring minds want to know how to do this!

arlee said...

OMG these are GORGEOUS!!!!! Though we get snow here in Calgary, i think i'll try your method--then i don't have to go outside in our currently -21C weather :}

Tanguera said...

These are great. Love the raspberry one.

TracyB said...

LOVE them both, lady!!!

needlewings said...

Your fabric is beautiful! Mine look like that in the summer even! I had never heard of snow dyeing though. It would be an interesting concept.

morningDove said...

freeze dried i love it.

Vivian said...

Love the colors you are getting with the ice!

Karen said...

Beautiful fabric Michelle, they turned out stunning.