Fiber Art in Motion

Artist working in Fibers and Textiles – located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Snow Dyeing February 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandrasart @ 10:01 pm

Gave snow dyeing another try.  The snow was frozen so had to take a hammer to it to get smaller pieces to put on the fabric.  I was not able  to put the container in a warm spot because of the lack of drainage in a warm area so the whole dyeing process took place in 30 degrees or less until the fabric came out of the snow and dye mixture.  I then put it in a small bucket and wrapped the fabric with plastic and put it on the hearth to warm for a while.   The two fabrics were done one on top of the other.   I used Ultra Violet and Yellow on cotten and a piece of tiny gathered silk.  The difference  in color is amazing.                           

                                                                                                                Picture below is 100% cotton

                                                                                           Picture above in the silk


One Response to “Snow Dyeing”

  1. marjorie Says:

    Beautiful. I did some snow dyeing recently but did not get these stunning results. I ended up over dyeing. Nice work

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