Happy New Year!
It's sunny and bright here today - I choose to view it as a good omen!
I must say I had a good time snow dyeing and I'm pretty happy with the results of my first time experiments, so I'm glad to share some pics with you!
Right: I used Cerulean Blue, Chinese Red and deep Hansa Yellow for this one and simply layed it down and scrunched it up to fit the size of the dishpan, layed on a pile of snow, squirted the dye and let it melt and set for about 8 hours. It was cold in the garage so it took awhile.
Detail of the same shibori. I love the dark, intense colors along with the white!
Like my new outfit? When I opened up these pieces, I could see that the entire underside was still white because the sweatpants were so thick, the dye hadn't penetrated so I just turned it over and left it for another 6 hours and it turned out perfect!
I love the colors and the pattern, and in this case, that it covered the whole outfit! A great fun way to start a new year!
Now, I better go clean up after myself and get upstairs.
I have a lot of carving to do! I've drawn up my design for the 2013 year of the Snake print.