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!!