Having spent four days this week walking to and fro between home and the office over snow and ice, I was feeling throughly fed up, so I decided to take Friday off and have a craft day. Since I have some Procion MX Dyes, and there's snow everywhere, I thought I'd try snow dyeing.
I had a dyers pack of fabrics and lace from the WM Embroiderers' Guild regional day last summer, so I chose some fabrics and soaked them in soda ash.
Next I mixed my dyes, and scrunched the fabrics in bargain £1 from Poundland cat litter trays.
I piled them with heaps of clean snow and then drizzled my dyes on top; one blue-black tray, one blue-red tray, and one red-yellow tray.
Now I just need to let them sit, batch them somewhere warm overnight, then rinse them. As a side effect, I now have pretty hands and apron!
This afternoon I'm planning to make some felt, in lovely purple shades.
Spike activity 01-05-2015
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