Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Round 2 of Snow Dyeing

After round 1 of snow dyeing was finished (the light blue pieces), Sue set up batch 2 with the 2 remaining pieces of soda ash soaked fabric.  You may remember this picture from a few days ago.
The only color dye here is called black cherry.  There was a piece in the pan to collect the melting snow, and a piece on the mesh directly under the snow that was folded to create a mandala - at least, that was the plan.  I thought I took a picture of the folded piece, but apparently not.  Here is what the 2 pieces look like after rinsing and final wash.
Not bad for a first attempt!  You can see how the black cherry separates into the component colors.
This piece was in the pan, loosely bunched and banded - kind of like an accordion fold but not exactly folded.  I think I like this effect better than precise folds which produce straighter lines.  Round 3 of snow dyeing is soaking now, so more pictures tomorrow.

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