I saw minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Brrrr!  I did this batch yesterday and ironed it this morning. I left the next batch to do its’ magic out in the slightly heated garage overnight but I actually brought it in to finish because the snow was not finished melting.

I usually mix up my dyes and squirt it onto the snow, but this time I sprinkled the dyes atop the piled high snow that looked like a miniature mountain lying on my fabric. I think I like it better because it left some textural effects here and there.

Such a color departure from the natural dyes I’ve been using!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

5 replies on “First Snow Dye of the Season!

  1. Hi. I have a question that I hope you can help me with. I have made a quilt top with many different “colors” of muslin and I was thinking of dyeing the whole thing to get a less annoying look. It just looks so patchy at the moment. I was thinking of tea dyeing it from a spray bottle but I am not sure. I really don’t want to have to wash the whole thing after I dye it. Any suggestions? I know you think outside the box and thought perhaps you might have an idea for me. (We met a number of years ago at a class in Manchester.) Thanks. Diane Kelley


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