Somewhere along the line I have come to view my life as one big experiment. In my studio if something sits still to long it could end up in a dye bucket. Recently I received a bolt of Tone on Tone Cotton Fabric and I have questions.
What happens if you throw it into a dye bucket? What happens it you use paintstiks on the printed part of the fabric? Will it stick?
I tossed it in with some Pansy Purple Scarves that I was dying and a whole new look appeared. Added some Iridescent Gold Paintstik, that had been cured, heat set, washed and dried.
Yes, it is snow dying time again.Â We ended up with a couple of inches and that means it is time to snow dye.Â I love watching the snow melt and the colors happen.Â The above pile of snow receivedÂ a rainbow of dye colors.
Greens, Blues, and Yellows, I think.Â Once they start to melt it can be a challenge to figure out what colors I used.
Ever wondered how Over Dying happens?Â I elevate my drip trays about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, using scrap lumber.Â I should note that everything gets dye on it, so the scrap lumber now stays in my studio.Â Melted snow changes and varies in color, surprisesÂ 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.