Dyeing cotton fabric with snow and Procion MX dyes

I forgot to include this snow dyed piece in my post last week. It is a lightweight cotton that was light olive in colour before it was dyed. The Nui shibori designs were made by stitching circles and diamonds.

Nui Shibori snow dyed cotton
Nui Shibori snow dyed cotton

My second day of snow dyeing resulted in more unique fabrics. The colours I used were similar but I used a less concentrated solution of dye. The result is more of the white background showing.

Itajime Shibori snow dyed cotton
Itajime Shibori snow dyed cotton

I also dyed two pieces of cotton canvas that I will use to make a tote bag. I folded the canvas as I did the PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton that resulted in the mandala shape.

Snow dyed cotton canvas
Snow dyed cotton canvas

The canvas, of course is a much heavier fabric, so the design is not as detailed. as in the other fabrics. I look forward to seeing these two pieces sewn up.

Snow dyed cotton canvas
Snow dyed cotton canvas

My most favorite piece in this batch of snow dyeing is the honeycomb design that resulted below.

Snow dyed fabric honeycomb
Snow dyed fabric honeycomb

It’s snowing again and I’ve already prepared three more pieces of cotton. They are folded in wedge shapes and are covered with freshly fallen snow, yellow, turquoise and navy blue dyes. I can’t believe that I am happy to see the snow falling!

 

3 thoughts on “Dyeing cotton fabric with snow and Procion MX dyes”

    1. Thanks, It’s exciting to see how your colours mix together and create some beautiful designs.

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