Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow-dyeing - Day 3

As I ironed the fabric from yesterdays dyeing, I had backyard company that matched to new fabric...
This batch was mostly Kona cotton, most are a yard or larger. I'm really getting sucked into doing these pieces. They really look three-dimensional. Like you could reach right in. It's just amazing to me.
Okay...maybe I've been stuck in the house too long and I'm way too easily entertained at this point.

It's all about the COLOR this week!

#19 -- SOLD
+ Red Raspberry + Brightest Green

Detail of the above piece -- again it looks lit up -- this picture is very accurate

Moving on to blue...

#18 -- Sold
+ Ultra Violet + Teal

Detail of the above piece
I can barely take my eyes off of this one

This makes me think of a spring garden -- Sold

Detail of the above piece -- Sold
The depth in these just fascinates me

#16 -- Sold
+ Teal + Brightest Green + Red Raspberry

Detail of the above piece

Another detail of the above piece

#15 -- SOLD!
+ Teal + Brightest Green + UV

Detail of the above piece
It just does not look a single layer of fabric, even when it's in your hand.

#14 -- SOLD!
-- same colors -- this one reminds me of a a thick jungle.

Detail of the above piece

Bleached muslin + Red Raspberry + UV

Bleached muslin + Red Raspberry + UV


#10 -- Sold
Bleached muslin + Red Raspberry


Bleached muslin + Red Raspberry + UV



Sherryl said...

Some of these are drop dead gorgeous. The results are really spectacular.

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Unknown said...

Gorgeous results!

Cheryl Lynch Quilts said...

Your enthusiasm for snow dyeing really makes me want to try it. I smiled as I scrolled from piece to piece. I also love your photography of the birds.

queenopearls said...

Gisela, your snow dying is fab! I just tried the plastic tub method and found the results beautiful but without the crisp edges and designs you received when letting the snow drip through the screen. You are quite right about the 3-D effect. It shines through even on the internet.

Norma Schlager said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for mine to finish. I did it this morning and the snow still has not totally melted. Guess I'll have to wait until morning to wash it out and see what I get.

JYA Fiberarts said...

Okay, I had deleted all the messages with "snow dyeing," in the title. I was sick to death of these messages and never looked at any results. Now I wish I had looked before and knew what to do! Your results are fantastic!

LynnDel said...

Fabulous, especially the Kona!

Karen S said...

I saw the dancing chickens! Beautiful stuff -- I find snow-dyeing addicting too.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

You got amazing results!! YUM!!!

Julia in NZ said...

I can see why you are excited about your results. They are stunning. Are you selling them, or do you have projects in mind?

Mary Tabar said...

I am going to try lawn cotton-Monday!thanks for sharing-wow

Anonymous said...

Like everyone else, I just wanted to say how FABULOUS these are! SIgh, I live in Southern CA, so no snow dyeing for me!

ann said...

FABULOUS! I decided I was into too many things so I didn't try the snow dying. If I got anything close to what you got with the crystals of color, I'm afraid I would be hooked. Those fabrics are just too too gorgeous.

Put them on top of a sandwich and just stitch away. I am totally amazed at your results.

Wil said...

They are gorgeous. And you know you can even do snowdyeing in summer. I bought a snow cone machine just for this purpose :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous favorites are the Kona pieces, but they are all wonderful. Thank you for taking time to share your process and all these wonderful photos...including the birds. Your photos look pro.

Gisela Towner said...

WOW - I'm overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments and e-mails that I've received. Thank you, everyone.
I have a new batch and one more thawing, then I may have to take a little break while I order more supplies -- LOL
I still don't know what I'll be doing with this fabric -- too many ideas right now.