All winter I have been wanting to try out snow dyeing fabric but never seemed to make the time. Near the end of March I figured I had missed my chance but mother nature has been most cooperative and we’ve had 3 or 4 good snowstorms in April giving me ample opportunity to give it a try.
Finally this week I made the time with the above photo showing my results. The fabrics came from dye vats that look like snow cones (probably best not to do this with a 4 year old around):
I have to admit I didn’t really read any directions (if you google “how to show dye fabric” you’ll find plenty of options) and I’m not sure if this is what is expected but I think they turned out lovely.
Although I prefer to work with solid colors I put these up on my studio wall to take this photo and I’ve been looking at them for a week.
I’ve been pretty tempted all week to make a series of 4 pieces with these fabrics as they look pretty great together and it would be a fun new adventure.
BUT – as I mentioned in my studio newsletter earlier this week, I’ve done a lot of planning for the work I want to make in my studio this year.
Using snow dyed fabric is not on my list. It is a distraction that takes me away from diving deeper into my Structures series.
And so to keep me on track I think it is best to sell this fabric. One of the best ways to avoid distractions is simply get rid of them – that way it takes no will power to avoid them.
So I’ve dusted off my Hand Dyed Fabric for Sale page and I’ve returned back to my studio where I am working on a 5 x 10′ piece in my Structures series. This morning I started stitching the pieces together after a few months of design work.
More on that later.
Hand Dyed Fabric for Sale
Each piece is approximately 1 yard (~36″ x 44″).
Piece A – Sold
Piece B – Sold
Piece C – Sold
Piece D – Sold
Fabric is 100% cotton high quality tightly woven pimatex from Robert Kaufman (more information about pimatex).