Winter came a little early this year to our little corner of the world in Southern Idaho. We saw a significant snow fall in November. Being a 'snow-dyer' I was so excited to get started dyeing again using snow. I have my dye studio set up now in our garage (no, the car has never been in there), and supplies at the ready only to discover that I had forgotten to order fabric! So, a quick order was placed for 25 yards of the mercerized cotton that I like to use. Unfortunately, the snow melted before my fabric arrived. Here's the kicker; we've not gotten ANY snow accumulation since then! Yesterday, my daughter started skiing at the closet ski-area (1-1/2 hours away). I started looking around at the mountains of snow available, and thought I could just bring some home. Soooo... next week if we do not have any snow here I will be transporting boxes of snow home with me. My daughter has already informed me that she will claim to not know me when I start shoveling snow into the back of the car!
I thought I would share some of my snow-dyed fabrics and hand-dyes from last year. I will be putting much of it up for sale on my new Etsy shop (work in progress); so if you see something that you HAVE to have just send me an email
This last green piece was not snow-dyed. I painted it with Setacolor paints, after heat setting the paint it was over-dyed with a Shibori technique.