"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

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Snow Dyeing: The Results Show

Here are 5 of the pieces I dyed with snow. I actually did 7 pieces, but for some reason I can only upload five pics per post, so I left out a light green and another piece which I forgot to take a picture of anyway. About that piece...I did that piece like I do my ice dyeing...I put it in the sink, covered it with lots of snow, poured the dyes on top, and let it melt. It looked very similar to my ice dyes, which was good news, since ice is more available than snow!

Yesterday, I dyed some fat quarters, each in a single color, using some of the new dyes I got from Prochem. Here's how they came out...

Above is Watermelon #302. Interesting pattern and nice areas of light and dark, but no separation of colors.
This is Musk Melon #200 - same as above, no separation of colors, but a pretty sherbet-y orange.

This is Golden Pineapple #100. I did get some separation of colors - either that or some of the Musk Melon migrated, and that's not really a big white area in the upper right, it's just a pale spot.

Now we're getting to the good stuff. This is Lapis #4148. Mmmmm, I love this color. It looks like it will be a really nice cool purple, which is hard to come by. The colors separated nicely. I definitely want to try this with ice dyeing.

And this is Blue Violet #810, which I was hoping would be a nice cool purple, but it obviously has a lot of red in it. The colors migrated nicely and this is a very rich piece. Obviously red and blue travel at different speeds, so purples are good colors to use when doing this type of dyeing.
If you want to check out some gorgeous snow-dyed fabrics, visit Karen and Judi - they are the masters!


morningDove said...

these are scrumptuous. where's that snow!!

Karen said...

Love these Michelle they turned out really well. You got some nice patterns there.

MargaretR said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as snow dyeing. They have turned out lovely.

Elizabeth said...

These are gorgeous!! Wished that we lived close enought so you could give me some dyeing lessons!!
Love the lapis and the other purple one!!

Judi said...

Great pieces of snowdyed. I especially like the lapis.

Magdalen said...

The fabric is stunning. Oh, and those other two pictures? You can upload them too -- just load the first five, then go back and load the rest. (It took me a lo-o-ong time to figure that out!)