Saturday, 9 January 2010

Snow business like Snow Dyeing!

Not exactly a good pun, but my brain is focused on other things! I've begun my snow dyeing experiment using the recipe from Quilting Arts, with one or two adjustments.

First I mixed soda crystals in hot water and soaked pre-washed cotton, muslin, scrim and silk noil for about 10 mins, then it was scrunched up and placed in the tray. Procion MX dyes were mixed in hot water, added to the snow and mixed up by hand. I was a bit concerned that the hot water would melt the snow too much, but it didn't make much difference. The snow was then piled onto the fabric and I'm now waiting for it to melt. More later.

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