It’s That Time Again

Yes, it is snow dying time again.  We ended up with a couple of inches and that means it is time to snow dye.  I love watching the snow melt and the colors happen.  The above pile of snow received a rainbow of dye colors.

Greens, Blues, and Yellows, I think.  Once they start to melt it can be a challenge to figure out what colors I used.
Ever wondered how Over Dying happens?  I elevate my drip trays about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, using scrap lumber.  I should note that everything gets dye on it, so the scrap lumber now stays in my studio.  Melted snow changes and varies in color, surprises happen.
Fire – Red, Orange, and Yellows are ready for their rinse.
Earthtones ready for their rinse. Grass, twigs or gravel do not affect the color.
Snow Dyed Orange Rainbow
Over Dyed Kingdom Idd
Snow Dyed Purple Fan
You can see more Snow Dyed and Over Dyed pieces on my website.

Swamp – a work in progress

SwampSwamp is fabric I created.  First it was Snow Dyed then I chose to Over Dye it.  I gave it the name Swamp, for the dark mystery, the feel of vegetation and light.  I’m beginning to see trees grow and take shape.  It has been hanging in my studio for about a month.  The idea is brewing in my head.  I hope to show you the progress as I work on it.  I need some thread and perhaps some hand dyed organza.  Wish me luck.

Over Dyes and More Snow Dyes

OverDye_Swamp OverDye_Midnight SnowDyed_Teal_Song_W SnowDyed_Purple_T_W SnowDyed_Nova_W SnowDyed_Breaking_Thru SnowDyed_Lavender_Fileds

So what happens when you get a snow dyed piece that just looks nasty ugly?  I get asked that quite often.  The first two pieces are my new Over Dyed pieces.  As the snow melts and runs into my drip trays, I put the ugly pieces in the runoff and create some very intrestin and unique Over dyed pieces.  Check them out on my web site www.marbled-arts.com  I have also included several of my new Snow Dyed pieces.  Wow do I love what I do are what?