I missed the first fall of snow at the end of December.
I read accounts of snow dyeing and wished I could
have experimented. My wish came true.
I had some left over dye solution - magenta, golden
yellow and black - and soda ash mix. These have been
sitting in the freezing conservatory for a few weeks.
I deduced that since cold snow was involved it
was worth a go. The whole process seems to fly in
the face of warm dyes and batching fabric in warmth.
So gathering the other ingredients - old linen sheet,
washing up bowl, and a metal baking mesh, I dug
up snow crystals and added dye. My fingers were
frozen; a unknown hole in gloves added a
festive look to my thumb (magenta).
Bowl placed in the frozen Big Shed - who knew
it would be so useful! The next day it was still
pretty frozen, so it was brought into the slightly
less cold conservatory.
Interesting patterns - the linen probably too loose a weave
to hold 'scrunching'. The black just did not work.
Unexpected consequences - the mesh backing sheet
produced rust marks.
I must have another go. I am pretty sure we will have
more snow to play with before the winter has finished.