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Want to make some cool fabric? It's as easy as just adding snow and fiber reactive dyes to material. Supplies Here are the supplies needed to comple...
To get started cut fabric into yard-sized pieces. Since I only bought a yard of canvas I cut it into two half-yards pieces. After the fabric is cut, ...
Mix one cup of soda ash per one gallon of hot water. (Soda ash is necessary to bind dyes to the fiber.) This stuff is kind of nasty, so wear gloves, ...
After the soda ash is mixed with the water, add fabric and soak for at least 30 minutes.
While the fabric is soaking, it’s a good time to get all of the dyeing pans lined up. Cover dyeing area. I used a cheap vinyl tablecloth covered with...
Now let’s get to the fun part! With gloves on, remove fabric from the soda ash water, squeezing out excess water. Place fabric on work surface and f...
Then place the folded material in the containers.
Now it’s time to go outside and get some snow. (If snow is over for the season, ice can be made into snow with a snow cone machine for this technique...
Place snow on top of the fabric in the container. Wearing mask and gloves, sprinkled 1/2 teaspoon of Procion MX dye power per color over the snow. I...
Cover the containers with plastic or a blanket and leave them undisturbed for 24 hours. This is the most difficult part of the process - waiting!
After 24 hours, put on your gloves and rinse the fabric (Don't rinse them together) in cool water, increasing the temperature to warm. When the rinse ...
Here are the results and the dye colors I used. You will notice that some of the colors split. For example, this first picture shows blue, but the onl...
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Posted:Mar 2, 2012
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