I had some questions from my last post on exactly what a whiffle ball is! The best way to describe it is a plastic ball with open slots that allows the air to rush through when it's hit or thrown. It comes with a whiffle bat which is also made of plastic and can be played in a small space. My boys had a bunch laying around from days gone by and dyeing gives them new life! I should contact the company to tell them what wacky thing is going on with their product!
In a quest for unusual dyeing practices I looked around for other found objects to dye with and came up with some winners! I used three or four unusual objects and will post the results over the next few days.
First up are thin bottles more typically used with a tip
to squeeze or squirt dye onto fabric!
The fabric was pre-soaked in a soda ash and water solution before
tying off the bottles with rubber bands.
Next I found a pail that would accommodate the height of the bottles
and still hold the snow.
I covered the bottles with fresh snow and sprinkled dye powder across the surface. I let the pail sit for 24 hours before rinsing and washing the fabric.
Here are the results!
An interesting mix of colors for sure - now that I have a better understanding for how the bottles and snow react I'll try it again with different color combinations!