I saw minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Brrrr! I did this batch yesterday and ironed it this morning. I left the next batch to do its’ magic out in the slightly heated garage overnight but I actually brought it in to finish because the snow was not finished melting.
I usually mix up my dyes and squirt it onto the snow, but this time I sprinkled the dyes atop the piled high snow that looked like a miniature mountain lying on my fabric. I think I like it better because it left some textural effects here and there.
Such a color departure from the natural dyes I’ve been using!
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This is so cool! What a wonderful idea. I assume you place the dye on the snow, set your article on top to take up the dye, and then iron? These are beautiful!
Actually, you firstset the fabric on the rack, then snow, then dye – then magic! There are a number of different methods – go to youtube or just google it for lots of visuals!
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Hi. I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I have made a quilt top with many different “colors” of muslin and I was thinking of dyeing the whole thing to get a less annoying look. It just looks so patchy at the moment. I was thinking of tea dyeing it from a spray bottle but I am not sure. I really don’t want to have to wash the whole thing after I dye it. Any suggestions? I know you think outside the box and thought perhaps you might have an idea for me. (We met a number of years ago at a class in Manchester.) Thanks. Diane Kelley
Hi Diane! I remember you. I’m so visual it’s hard to say without seeing a picture of it. Can you post it here? (For future reference, there’s also a SAQA Critique group that’s very helpful for these types of questions: http://saqartique.blogspot.com/p/guide-to-using-blog.html and https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/saqartique/conversations/messages.)