I didn't manage to wash my farbics out until late yesterday evening and finished ironing them dry just before 11 last night so the pics had to wait till this morning. As I feared I had used too much dye powder and I didn't get quite the results I had hoped for. However, I'll show you the best bits.
This piece above started out as a self coloured cream fabric with printed dragonflies. The feathers were screen printed in a previous play session and the snow dye has randomly coloured the background and made the dragonflies 'pop'. I could have got this result with low immersion dyeing too as you cannot see any real effect from the snow.
These blue pieces have more of the marks I would expect from thawing snow but some of the areas are more solid than I would have liked.
I like the marks above which came from batching the doillies lower down against this fabric.
I think all three of the fabrics above had some polyester in them so the effect is more muted.
As the only colours I used in the red pieces above were lemon yellow, cold red and terracotta I think the dark patches have come from concentrations of the terracotta dye that did not dissolve.
I love this broderie anglaise fabric above and as it's a lightweight cotton it has taken the dye well. I wish I'd dyed a bigger piece now.
I think this is a tiny piece of lightweight linen above.
These doillies could have been dyed in any dye bath, snow wasn't required but I love the spread of colour in them.
Two areas from a damask napkin with a good variety of colours and marks.
There were quite a lot of other pieces that didn't come out too well so I havn't shown them and I didn't dye any yardage, just fat quarter pieces and smaller.
If I had known the very old Hungarian dyes were going to strike quite as well I would have been a bit more sparing with them and maybe then the dye would have had more room to create its patterns. There is a rumour of more snow later in the week so if it arrives in enough quantity I'll probably have another go but with dyes already mixed with water. If anyone would like to volunteer to rinse it all out for me just give me a call! I hate that part!