I am exhibiting at Quilt Expo in Villefrance-Sur-Saone this year. Do come and visit if you are around the Beaujolais region. There will be masses to see.
I am certainly not the only person who has been snow dyeing in the past week. You have to grab the opportunity when you can.
I soda-soaked various bits and pieces of fabric and put them into cat litter trays. Then it is just a question of covering everything in snow and sprinkling procion dye powder over the top.
I put the trays into the garage, which is pretty cold and left them for about 36 hours until the snow had melted. Then lots of rinsing in cold then hot water.
This is how one tray looked before rinsing.
These are the end results. Some interesting patterns. Not sure what I will do with them, but it was fun to do. A similar result can be obtained by using lots of ice cubes instead of snow.
I love textiles and especially quilting.