All the snow on the dye pieces had melted this morning, so it was time to to rinse, soak and wash, but first, I had to see what they look like! Keep in mind I was aiming for a light blue/white combination, something that might evoke the idea of crystals. So while the results are not spectacular, I think there's plenty here that I can work with to create the vague vision in my head. The first 4 have the baby blue dye.
Since I had one more piece that was soda ash soaked, I was inspired by Vicki Welsh's dyeing to try creating a mandala. So I used a portion of the half yard to fold for the mandala, and put the rest of the piece in the bottom of the pan. This has black cherry dye, which is one of those that is made up of other colors, so I'm hoping for some interesting patterning. We'll see tomorrow. I've never done a mandala before, so again, another experiment!