Thanks to the mountains of snow that mother nature has been throwing at us, textile artists all over have been playing with snow dyeing. After looking at blog after blog of beautiful results, I decided to take the plunge. Only, when I was out at the art store, I got distracted and forgot to buy the dyes!! Luckily I had a tie dye kit that I had bought for the kids but never used because it came with pink and purple as the two colors!
I soaked the fabric, scrunched it, heaped it with snow, mixed the dyes, and poured them on:
It looks like a giant snowcone. But less tasty.
Here is the snow, mostly melted. And my patience, running out. It took 6 hours for the snow to melt:
It is too cold in our house for dye to set properly so I nuked the fabric for 5 minutes (in a craft-only microwave, of course). The results are nothing short of spectacular:
I guess I don't have to wait until spring to start dyeing, eh?!