Dolores Quilts

Dolores Fegan Quilt Artist


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Snow Dyeing Results

Since we only had a little snow,  I did try to experiment with my dyeing.  The first piece was from a velvety jean fabric cut from a leg piece.   Th e second was a leftover large piece of fabric that was soaked in soda ash months before.  The last piece was a large white canvas bag.   My results were not as good as some of my previous results.   This experiment I left the fabric outside in my garden shed.  The sub zero temperatures seemed to dry out the cloth and the colors did not spread very well.  The fushia seemed to take over everything.  There are some pretty areas that I can use and I learned that it works better to bring it inside.  I just didn’t want the mess in my house.  Here are some pictures or you can check out better results from this previous post. My Favotie Piece ,  snow dye resultsmore results, silk scarf

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Snow Dyeing

I have not forgotten about the snow dyeing.  The first snow melted fast, but due to the heavy cotton bag  and some other bits not having quiet enough dye, I decided to redyed some. ( remember I did this in the dark)  I packed more snow on after arranging the fabrics and added more dye.  This snow did not want to melt.  I actually had to bring it inside.  Here are some pictures of it.

It’s been to cold to go out and grab the pieces off my clothes line — well, really I’m just lazy.    Our snpw is gone but every thing is covered in a beautiful layer of Ice.  I really should go out and photograph.


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Snow Dyeing -silk scarf

So yesterday told about the predye process. Today I will show you pictures of my silk scarf from start to finish.  I used the same soaking for the silk as I did for all my fabric.  I only had two racks so i squished this piece up on a Styrofoam bowl set it in a leftover cover from McD’s and packed snow on top.

Waiting

 Pouring on fuchsia , then the turquoise

                         snow melting

These pictures did not turn out that well, the scarf is transparent.  I ‘d get better pictures but I gave it to my son’s fiancee and it is now in Florida.  Tomorrow I’ll post about my favorite piece.