I measured out one yard pieces of PDF cotton and soaked them in warm water. I selected some dyes and was ready to ring out the fabric when I spied some whiffle balls. I wondered how tying the whiffle balls into the fabric would alter the way the dyes meandered and blended.... I had to give it a try!
|Tying the whiffle balls in the fabric using rubber bands|
|I placed a couple of small bowls under the fabric so the entire piece didn't |
completely sit in the pool of dye as the snow melted
|I'm about to put the snow on top of the fabric|
|Here is the line up of fabric covered in snow all ready for the dye|
|I sprinkled dye directly on top of the snow. Many people mix the dye with |
water and pour on top of the snow but I find the dyes come out brighter
when using dry dye powder.
|The snow is melting and the lovely colors are peeking through... it's hard to wait!|
|The finished piece is bright and fun!|
|The color explosions are unexpected!|
|I'm not sure if it reminds me of underwater or outer space...|