Well we have enough of it, snow that is, but I was too busy yesterday to work with it. So I will post the results from last years experiments.
I worked on a variety of fabrics - all silk. They were all soda soaked and taken outside wet in containers that they were squashed down into. I believe they froze as the snow fell on them, I left them outside for several hours.
Next I brought the in to the studio and squirted them with premixed mx and some liquid reactive dyes.
I did several smaller pieces in the same container. They will become scarves that I call silk boas. I will post some finished ones below.
I let them drain over the sink sitting on a silk screen
I just left them to sit like that over night and the next day I packed each lump of silk in a large zip lock bag leaving the last inch of it unzipped so steam could escape and nuked them soaking wet for 2 min. in the studio microwave
Each of the silks took the dye in their own ways. I was most pleased with this heavy weight silk organza that is still hanging just as it came out after being washed and dried. I am not sure if I will ever work back into it, so it is pinned to the curtain that hangs in front of my bookcase. Waiting for me to have a vision of how to finish it.
Here are the snow dyed boas.
You can see that these were done on a crinkled silk chiffon.
I really enjoy choosing the color to serge the edges with.