Sunday, February 21, 2010

Just a Little More Snow Dyeing

Here are the results of my last batch of snow dyeing. Really nice colors! I'm always so amazed at how different they come out than what I think they will. This first one was a combination of black and fuschia. I thought it would have more black in it. There are a few spots with black. The rest turned out more blue gray. Next time I will add more black and a little less fuschia.

This one was a combination of orange, fuschia and brilliant blue - I think. Of course, I didn't write the colors down. I thought I'd remember them but did I? I should have known better! The colors are a little off in these photos. The actual piece makes me think of a flower garden.

These were some cloth napkins that I picked up at the second hand store with the intent of dyeing or painting them some day. I used fuschia, sun yellow and indigo.

This closeup shows the pattern in the weave of the napkins.

I probably won't have a chance to do any more snow dyeing for a while. We are getting a little short on snow outside! Pretty sad for New Hampshire. I think we are one of the few areas in the states that hasn't gotten a lot of snow recently. We can see bare ground outside. The upside to not much snow will be that mud season shouldn't be too bad this year!


gemma said...

These are fabulous!!!
I am putting your cards in the mail in the morning.
You should get them soon.

Gisela Towner said...

Beautiful -- especially that second piece. I love the colors on that one.
I've noticed with the snow-dyeing that the black usually gets lost and fuschia takes over no matter what other colors are used!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful colors! I love the pinky purples! ♥

Cozy Knitting said...

Please explain "snow dyeing". I am intrigued. We don't get a lot of snow until Jan, Feb, or March here in NW Arkansas in the mountains. Do you melt the snow for water, or how do you do this? I love your colors! Thanks