Friday, June 24, 2011

Pink

I am working on two pieces for the Summer of Color Pink challenge.  The fiber art that I am making is going to come from a piece of snow dyed fabric that I made last winter.  Here is a look at the fabric a bit early.  Come back next week to see what I did with it.

10 comments:

joanna said...

Such pretty shades of pink Janelle! can't wait to see what you add to it!

Nan said...

Love seeing how you do color....it's beautiful and inspiring! ") NAn

craftattack said...

I am very curious to see what you make with it. How do you snow dye things? Valerie

NatashaMay said...

I really love this! All these different tones really make this texture work.

Janelle said...

Thanks. I love making pretty fabric to use in other projects.

My process for making the snow dyed fabric isn't too complicated. I use fiber reactive dyes in my dyeing. I soak my fabric in the soda ash solution just like you do for tie dye. Then I set my fabric on top of a screen, over a tub, in whatever pattern that I want to use (this fabric was just scrunched up loosely). I pile snow all over the fabric and then I use three dye solutions that complement each other and squirt them all over the snow. I cover the whole mess up with plastic and let it sit overnight in a warm place. As the snow melts it carries the dye into the fabric and makes really beautiful patterns. The next day I rinse and wash it out using Synthrapol. If you need more detail on basic dye processes there is a lot of information on this website, www.dharmatrading.com.

Ella said...

Wow this is gorgeous; I can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for visiting me; my daughter is now 15. I miss those "pink" days!

Thanks for sharing this amazing technique~

Janelle said...

My daughter's are 17 and 16, they grow up too fast.

Mandy said...

This is amazing..it looks wonderful....I am off to have a much closer look...tjanks so much for telling us all about your technique you used too...xc

Janelle said...

Your welcome. I like to share since I get ideas and inspiration from many other people too.

Mandy said...

really gorgeous...xxx