Monday, April 18, 2011

Snow Dyeing

About a month ago I did some snow dyeing with what snow we had left. I had always wanted to try it so I figured it was now or next winter. I decided now was the better option.

The main thing that I wanted to dye was a bunch of yardage of a light blue fabric that would look like the sky. I have this Idea to use a bunch of my hand dyed fabrics to create some bright paper pieced stars with the sky background. But in order to do this, I needed some light blue fabric.

I think this ended up being about 5 yards total.

Then, using some mesh screens that my wonderful DH built me I mixed up some dyes and did some random snow dyeing.  I really had no rhyme or reason behind these fabrics other than I just wanted to try snow dyeing. 

Overall I loved doing the snow dyeing.  I did think the colors would appear brighter than they were.  Perhaps if I left them to sit longer than the 1-2 hours I would have gotten some brighter colors.  Regardless, I still really liked the way they call came out.  It's something that I will certainly do again. 

I really enjoy dyeing fabrics.  I'll certainly continue to do more during the summer. 


  1. Nice! Can't wait to see these fabrics used in a quilt.

  2. The fabrics look great! And man, I'm too scared to dye fabric myself -- very jealous!