Gillian's fault. She took advantage of what is for her part of the world, a temporary phenomenon -- snow -- and created something longer-lasting, and at least as beautiful. Who was I to argue? Snow is 'temporary' here too -- if you consider that where I live it's here only 4+/- months of the year...How could I resist? I had to try Snow Dyeing!
Of course, it was a perfect dovetail with Activity #1 of Module 3 of my City and Guilds program, which is...fabric and thread dyeing. I was making up jars of fibre reactive dye anyway, so...once I got the basic packs of cotton fabric (muslin and white cotton) and thread (perle cotton) established, I simply played with some of the remaining dye, some smaller pieces of cotton and muslin, and the snow, which I have in abundance.
While I am leaving the fabric packs 'percolating' till tomorrow morning (longer time = more intense colour), I might just dig out the snow dye pieces later this evening (as of this writing, it's been 2 1/2 hours). Stay tuned!