Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dyeing to Dye! Where's the snow?

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.


  1. Lovely fabrics!! I hope you get a nice snowfall soon :)

  2. Wonderful colour texture.....something else to add to my to do list...we've got snow....but I've got no to go quilt!
    Congratulations on your new blog!

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

  3. Congrats on the new blog! Love the last green fabric!