23 January 2011

18 inches of snow

and we know what that means. Below are my snow dyes as well as some burlap my wonderful neighbor gave me.












I folded the 12" X 36" strips of burlap in four folds and laid on the bottom of the wire cloth, added the soda soaked fabric, snow and dye then after the snow melted I nuked for 6 minutes on high. Nice, Huh? Total serendipity.

8 comments:

  1. You are coming up with things I have never seen. Impressive!

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  2. Love your snow dyes -- the burlap is inspired!

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  3. I thought, Why not? The dye covered the white fabric first and the burlap was dyed by the run off! The best thing is that I can "pull a thread" and couch them down for textures.

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  4. Wow! These are wonderful.

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  5. I love the burlap. These are really great.

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  6. Your colours are lovely. What is giving the beautiful blue? And the burlap is very special. I think I'll throw on a little cheesecloth next time!

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  7. You have an inspiring blog. I love your snow dyes and the burlap!

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  8. I use a number of blues. In MX (ProCemical), I use intense blue, deep navy and indigo. I also use deep black which really splits out to purple especially on ice/snow. I think I also have magic water because I seem to be the only one of my friends who gets these INTENSE colors. This Saturday playdate we will snow dye with my water (fossil water from a deep municipal well put through a $300. water filter.) I also nuke 10 minutes on half power making sure there is still a thin covering of icy snow. I use a pyrex pie dish covered in cling film with about 5 knife punctures to allow steam to escape. If there is not enough liquid, you can set your fabric on fire - ask me how I know.

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