My Friend Simone loves my Snow Dyed Fabric.Â I am always excited to see what she has created, even better if she is using some of my fabric.Â So happy she thought to send a photo of the fabric beforeÂ she got too far.
I call her Simone’s Angel.
Hope you are inspired!
Silhouette Dragonflies is finally done.Â It has a saga behind it.Â I created a Snow Dyed Yard of Fabric about Four years ago.Â It hung in my studio until this Spring.Â Had some ideas but never seemed to have the time to make anything out of it.Â Then I saw Silhouette Dragonflies by Diane McGregor (Yes, you can find it on my Website).Â I ordered it on a Thursday, it arrived on Monday and I had the unfinished top in my booth on Friday.Â Â It just makes me happy to see the finished Wallhanging.Â PleaseÂ note it can also be used as a table runner.
Please be aware that with Snow Dyed Fabrics no two pieces are ever the same.Â I dye three yards of fabric in one pile of snow, sometimes they come out looking like cousins, other times they look like they are from different planets.Â And trying to create a repeat is really an exercise in futility, it never works.Â My suggestion is, find a Snow Dyed piece that speaks to you and go from there.
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.
Been using all of that wonderful snow to dye fabric. Â I have just over 200 pieces dyed, now the ironing begins. Â It takes a while. Â I watch DVD’s whileÂ ironing, stocked up at the library beforeÂ all of the new snow arrived. Â Hope to have new pieces on my website soon.Â
I have posted this wall-hanging before.Â But just to recap many of you said you couldn’tÂ cut you Snow Dyed Fabric.Â Â I chose the fabric and my sisterÂ Karen put this together for me.Â And many of you have fallen in love with the idea.Â Recently I was delighted to see what was inspired by a yard of Snow Dyed Fabric and the Pavers pattern.
Karin Rainer calls her creation, “Can’t Cut That Fabric”. Â I think I’m in LOVE!Â Â Now I have all sorts of new ideas rolling around in my head.Â Just wait and see.