Shibori mandalas in green – snow dyed

I was intrigued by the mandala shape I snow dyed earlier in the month and wanted to try making a few more. I folded cotton in various sized wedges, piled on snow, and then finished by pouring on the yellow, blue and turquoise Procion MX dyes.

Fabric folded in wedges
Fabric folded in wedges

The three manadalas absorbed different amounts of the dyes, creating three very distinct designs.

snow dyeing mandala green_blue
snow dyeing mandala green_blue

It is always a delight unfolding and rinsing out the cotton fabric after snow dyeing. You never really know what to expect.

snow dyeing mandala green
snow dyeing mandala green
snow dyeing mandala bright green
snow dyeing mandala bright green

The bright green and blue are a reminder that spring is on its way!