There's been a lot of talk on the Quilt Art list about snow dyeing so I decided to try my hand at it. I know there was an article in Quilting Arts about snow dyeing but I couldn't find that issue so I followed this tutorial.
Since I was only dyeing fat quarters I used little Rubbermaid disposable containers to dye in. They seemed to have worked out fine although I might try something a little deeper another time.
This fabric is my favorite one. I think this is the one that I froze the fabric in the freezer before dyeing. You freeze it after soaking it in the soda ash solution. With the other 3 pieces, I was too impatient and packed them in the snow after pulling them out of the soda ash solution. This piece was a combination of fushia and ice blue.
This one was fushia and seafoam.
This next one was a combination of fushia and citrus yellow.
My first reaction with this green piece was that it was too light and I would have to over dye it but then I remembered that I had just been going through my fabrics and realizing that I don't have many light colors, so it will stay like this. This was a combination of citrus yellow and seafoam.
I decided to throw some cheesecloth in with the fabric being dyed. Here are those results.
I love the one above the green. It was dyed with the first piece of fabric above. Here you can see a little more of the purple color.
I dyed a couple more pieces of fabric today and am impatiently waiting for the snow to melt.