Here are the results from my snow dyeing play day.
All of the fabrics turned out soft and muted…probably because I used old dye. I’m okay with that. Not all fabrics need to be intense color…there is a place for every piece. The fabrics sitting on top of the window screening are more muted than the ‘drip catchers'; they weren’t resting in the dye.
I did have trouble taking good photos, so I’ve included close ups for you. They show the texture better. Clicking on a photo will show a larger view.
The first photo is the snow dyed fabric using teal, bronze and ecru dyes.
The next fabric is the ‘drip catcher’ from the above snow dyed fabric.
The blue background is more blue than the photos show.
Next is a fabric that was snow dyed with a blue-green, orange and wisteria procion mx dyes.
The ‘drip catcher’ to the above fabric (it looks like a whole lot of white fabric areas in this photo, but that isn’t the case):
To make the last snow dye, I simply dumped on leftover dyes. It has cobalt, fushia, deep yellow, peach and a little black. It is a soft, pretty piece.
And who would know that this is the ‘drip catcher’ from the above snow dye? It is as if the colors made an arrangement with each other…pastels on the snow dye, and deeper colors to the bottom.
I have decided that, while snow dyeing made for an entertaining play date, I prefer to stick to low water immersion when I hand dye my fabric.