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Thread: How you can use the snow to dye your fabric!

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    Super Member lovingmama's Avatar
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    Hi everbody,

    in many places it already has snowed. So I want everbody to look at it on the bright side. (I know it's hard, I don't like the snow either).

    Try the snow dyeing for your fabrics. That way, snow does have something very exciting about it.

    I just want to cheer you up a little bit! ;)

    This was posted by a different member last winter,

    http://gaylemckay.wordpress.com/2009...eing-tutorial/

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    that sounds like fun. Can't wait to try it.

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    I tried this last year. I really liked the results!!

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    thanks for the link

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    interesting results!
    i won't have to go far to start this...

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    That is nice.

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    That is really interesting! Wish I had known about it when I lived in Wisconsin!! In NC we get very little snow. If I scooped any up for this it would be full of dead grass and pine straw! :)

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    Doubt i'll have this chance...hardly see snow...planning on trying similar with shaving cream thou!!!

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    Thanks for sharing and trying to cheer us up about having snow already!! LOL

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    search at the top of this page or debcavan. she does beautiful work

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    there are many artists that are snow dying, BUT please do some research on what dyes they use and what precautions need to be made if you want to do this outdoors...as in if you have a septic system or city run off....either way the dyes could pose an issue!

    also do not do this with kids/dogs in the same area as the dyes need to sit on the snow for several hours!

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    That is really cool. Glad to see there is one thing you can do with snow. I am with cmagee84 - there really is not much snow here and it is usually dirty. I should have done this in West Virginia. We sure got plenty there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dphelps
    Glad to see there is one thing you can do with snow.
    Oh, there is a lot you can do with snow.

    Like shovel it! ;-)

    Or use it to make maple taffy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_taffy

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