Very Old Snow
I brought it into the house, placed it on top of my washing machine and closed the sliding door to keep Miss Pookie out. :-)
Then I forgot about it till later in the evening.
There was still quite a bit of V.O.S. left, but I could tell from the sloshing on the bottom of the tub that it was time to clear it out.
I emptied the V.O.S. into the sink and washed it away. I then did something I've never done before:
- I didn't rinse the fabric.
- I put the fabric into my washing machine, and poured in the dregs on top of it.
- I set the machine for a small load on the "Hot/Cold" -- which is the hottest setting it has.
- I set the machine for a short wash cycle - 8 mins. at most before spins and rinses.
- I put in a measure of Synthrapol, according to the directions on the bottom, and let it go.
Wash cycle completed, I through the fabric into the dryer...and ended up with this trio:
|Top to bottom:|
the snowflake white-on-white print;
the poly-cotton blend; and
the 100% cotton sheeting remnant.
While I usually go for a more 'serendipitous' look for skies, I can use this quite well...and love the way it evened out because I left it so long under the snow, and then did the washing machine routine.
I was fascinated by the snowflake fabric, as the print, essentially 'stamped' on top of the fabric, acted as a resist. I find I can use on both front and back:
|(L) Front; and (R) back.|
I think I prefer the back, though!
On other fronts...
I've had 2 volunteer knitters for the MOB Project: Part III, for which I am very thankful. I am nearly finished my first contribution to that part of the project. One of the knitters is making her second contribution to MOB: Part II as well. Such support is so helpful at this stage, over 2 1/2 years into the Project.
I'm plugging away at the Japanese-style Taupe Quilt...I will start the machine quilting of Section 2 this weekend.
Marty and Chereena's wedding invitation arrived last week:
I found myself digging into my stash...and starting a purple silk shawl.
I may not finish it in time, but I'm giving it a good try...
|Pattern: Seashells on the Sand|
free on Ravelry, written by Anna Yamamoto
Yarn: Hand Maiden Fine Yarn - Sea Silk
(a Canadian company :-) ) in "Purples" colour-way
Linking this up to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday...and getting out the door to take 4 pieces to Red Deer, where they're to be hung in the Central Alberta Quilt Show (April 1-2)...
Have a great weekend!
I like the snow dying. It made such pretty colours.
I am sure if you knit on that shawl, everyday for the next while, you will have it finished in plenty of time. Lovely yarn.
Your snow dyeing results are great and I would guess very useful.
Marty and Chereena's wedding invitation is fabulous. What a wonderful keepsake. Hope you can complete the shawl on time as the color looks perfect.
Thanks for all the tips on snow dyeing. I love your results.
Like the dye effects you got... I agree about liking the back of that snowflake print, too. Enjoy your start to spring!
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