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Thread: snow dying

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    Great tut butterfly. I will try that this winter if we get enough snow. The fabrics are beautiful. What fun.

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    That is so cool! We definitely get enough snow around here and I have all the other supplies. I hope to try this out this Winter. Thanks for sharing!

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    Rats....it doesn't snow here!

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    What a lovely result, how beautiful were these fabrics, would never ever have thought of that.

    Problem, donīt get snow where I am, can you send me a bucket next time it snows please, he he got plenty of sand wonder how that would work.

    Have seen it done with pebbles tied in fabric, anyone tried that ?

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    that's sooooooooooo kewl!

    i wonder how it would look if those of us in snowless lands used bags of ice from the store. hmmmmmmmmmmm ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    that's sooooooooooo kewl!

    i wonder how it would look if those of us in snowless lands used bags of ice from the store. hmmmmmmmmmmm ....
    Hadnīt thought of that Patrice your way kewl.

    Will look for some dyes tomorrow and try this one out. I loved the result with the snow.

    Elle

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    butterflyspain, i would try it. i think the success depends on the medium and i think sand would spread it out enough. you would probably have to use more dye and wait longer. what do you think? i would start with cheap dye, like rit, made stronger.

    patrice, you could probably use shaved ice. maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    butterflyspain, i would try it. i think the success depends on the medium and i think sand would spread it out enough. you would probably have to use more dye and wait longer. what do you think? i would start with cheap dye, like rit, made stronger.

    patrice, you could probably use shaved ice. maybe?
    I am going to try both methods and post a pic for you all to see the results, This could be a disaster or very interesting. :D

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    i did both during the (ahem) early-mid 60's" and had good results. in the winter, i liked the free snow, in summer i liked the cream. :D

    did i post the thread about the shaving cream dying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i did both during the (ahem) early-mid 60's" and had good results. in the winter, i liked the free snow, in summer i liked the cream. :D

    did i post the thread about the shaving cream dying?
    Nope sounds interesting, when I am doing two may as well try 3 right.?

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    Thanks for the links very helpful.

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    What a simple tut. Thanks BUTTERFLY!

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    That neat!

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    Those fabrics turned out gorgeous!!! I love the look of hand dyed fabrics. I noticed she doesn't mention what kind of dyes she used in the tutorial. Do you think it matters?

    We get PLENTY of snow around here. Even if it doesn't snow much, it never gets warm enough in the winter to really melt it off so I think this is a great method to try for my area.

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    if you plan to make something that will be washed, as i did, then use a dye that is as permanent as possiible. i bought my dye at

    http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1137-AA.shtml


    and the color lasted a long time. i used it for kid's clothing and it got washed a lot. if you carefully follow the links, they give you a good idea of what you need.

    if you're planning to make, say, a wallhanging, that might only get vacuumed, i would use rit and go cheap. why not? but i would not use as much water as they recommend. in the final rinse, you would lose a lot of color anyway, and you could keep rinsing until you're happy.

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    Thank you for the link. I've added it to my bookmarks.

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