Now I had wanted to try snow dyeing ever since I first saw it on someone's blog about three years ago. An internet search of snow dyeing will take you to various sites, all of which tell you the supplies you need are Procion MX dyes, Synthrapol, soda ash, and, of course, SNOW.
Well, I had the snow. Boy did I have the snow. But I didn't have any of those harsh chemicals or that expensive dye. So I mentally considered my favorite saying (often thought when I was performing a math or physics problem in school): "What do I need, what do I have?" Other than snow, I had nothing.
First, I knew I needed a COLD dye, so I knew Rit dye was out of the question. Second, I knew I needed something I could use with water, which meant my Staz-on reinkers and 91% alcohol were out of the question.
As I sat in the cozy warmth of my office, I mentally reviewed what I had that might dye fabric and stand up to snow. It hit me that I had
Now I realize you're going to say that every site you visit will tell you to place these buckets in a warm place, but I decided this was not Procion MX dye, so I didn't need to warm the snow. I figured it would melt eventually, and hopefully would soak in a bit when it did.
I hope this has piqued your interest and you'll be back tomorrow when I remove the snow.