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    I was just chatting (my first time) and mentioned I was done snowdyeing all the fabric I wanted so Spring can come anytime. Some people chatting had never seen snow dyeing so I am going to try to post some photos of quilts where I have used it.

    This is handpainted pansies done on the snow dyed fabric
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    The lighter fabric is also the snow dyed
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    This is the eagle panel with the turqoise snow dye
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    I went to my first quilt guild meeting the other day, and a lady who does this brought some samples of her dyed fabric and explained how to do it. Very neat!

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    beautiful deb, you are very talented. Glad you joined us.

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    absolutely beautiful!

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    They are all beautiful.

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    Could you share how you snow dye your fabric?

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    Beautiful quilts !! ;-)
    I love the fabrics ! Please explain how to Snow Dye !! ;-)
    I have never heard of this. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat P
    Could you share how you snow dye your fabric?
    If you are using procion dyes which are fiber reactive, you soak the fabric in soda ash. put the snow on top of your scrunched up fabric in the tub and then put the dye over the snow and let melt. Rinse and wash with synthropol.

    But I couldn't get a good purple I kept getting fushia. My house is too cold where I dye. So I went to Ritt dye. After the snow melts, you have to set Ritt dye. So I nuke it. They say two minutes for each half yard of fabric

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    That is very lovely fabric. With all the snow we have here I should try this. I would have been happy getting fuschia as that is one of my favorite colors!

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    Beautiful...who would have ever thought...snowdyeing!! Love how the colors came out!!

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    I love all the beautiful fabrics you made. If we ever had enough snow, I would give it a try.

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    Love the snow dyed fabric. wish i had know about this in February when we were knee deep in the stuff.

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    So ...what IS snow dying??

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    This is on my list to try. I have a magazine with pictures and a tute on how to do it. I think the results are beautiful....and I think I better get geared up for next winter. Heck, It might even make me glad to see snow again!

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    wonderful, love the painted flower too, just right!

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    How much snow? Please tell me more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    So ...what IS snow dying??
    See above, Suebee. It's interesting!

    Incredible quilts! Great work!

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    Awesome. We still have snow but I don't have the other stuff. Boo hoo.

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    Lovely quilts. I am all ears.

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    Hmmmm, we don't see too much snow-dyed fabric in Florida. I wonder why not?!? :o)

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    Never heard of snow dying with all of the snow we get here I could have a whole closet full!!!

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    Snow dyeing sounds like a neat idea! Do you use any certain kind(s) of fabric for this? Or some that work better than others-?
    *Your pansy quilt is gorgeous! Fabrics, flowers, and quilting!

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    Crying in florida ! Beautiful fabric !! Beautiful !

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    Well Tutty, I could send you a large cooler of snow your way hehehehe...the forcast here for the next couple of days is SNOW yes snow around 3-6inches sheesh enough already..... :thumbdown: yeppers good ole Saskatchewan, Canada....

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