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Thread: Snow Dyeing Tutorial

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    What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    I really like it....much better than tie dyeing as the patterns are more random. Most of us have had our share of snow this year...look what we could have been doing. :wink:
    You find some real interesting sites, Sondray...keep posting.

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    Wish it snowed here!! I could have a blast doing that!

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    Oh...thats neat!

    When I saw the title to your thread...I thought...so you let your dog out and you had to teach it? :roll:

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    What a great idea!! Thanks

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    great idea or batik look-alikes

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    Those look really "cool". No snow here either to try that one out.

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    i wonder how that would work on yardage.

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    Does anyone know what soda ash water is? And where to get it? I'd love to try this.

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    look up washing soda or sodium carbonate in wickepedia. i think my mom used washing soda but what proportion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annmarie
    Does anyone know what soda ash water is? And where to get it? I'd love to try this.
    You can get soda ash at Dharma Trading, and add water to it to set dyes and keep colors bright.

    http://www.dharmatrading.com/

    They have all sorts of fun products for dye and fabric painting.

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    if i order dyes and fixes from dharma, which i have just looked into
    (thanks) will it come with very specific instructions on the amount needed, etc. i have never dyed my own before but live in a snowy (sometimes) area, and this looks easy.

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    I am the one who did the snow dyed fabric and posted it on my blog.

    Here are some answers to your questions:

    I buy all of my dye, soda ash, synthrapol and other supplies from Dharma.

    Make sure you read all of their instructions before you ever order anything. I use the directions for tub dyeing fabric, which can be found here:

    http://www.dharmatrading.com/tub_dye/

    You can easily do yardage this way. The pieces I dyed were approx 24"x108". I used plastic storage containers. You can do smaller pieces of fabric in margarine tubs or some other plastic container.

    If you dont have snow, try crushed ice. I dont have an ice maker, or I would have already tried that method.

    Feel free to ask more questions if something isnt clear. I am not an expert at dyeing fabric, just enjoy playing.

    Gayle

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    so I missed this what is snow dying? How is it done, thanks

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    go back to the beginning of this thread and see the tutorial.






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