snow dyeing, part 2

fuchsia 0.25 tsp powder in 1/3 cup water
turquoise 4 tsp powder in 1 cup water
yellow 5 tsp powder in 2/3 cup water

then from those, made the following mixtures:
3 tsp green 3 tsp yellow
1.5 tsp green 4.5 tsp yellow
4.5 tsp green 1.5 tsp yellow
2 tsp green 2 tsp yellow 2 tsp fuchsia
3 tsp green 3 tsp yellow 1 tsp fuchsia
1 tsp green 3 tsp yellow 2 tsp fuchsia
1 tsp green 3 tsp yellow 1 tsp fuchsia
3 tsp green 1 tsp yellow 2 tsp fuchsia
3 tsp green 1 tsp yellow 1 tsp fuchsia
then added another 1/4 cup water to dilute further

dissolved 6 tbsp soda ash in 4 cups water

soaked 15 15″x15″ pieces of sunshine cotton
soaked 3 yds of 36″ cotton muslin from Joann (not sure all of this got soda ash, but this was cheaper fabric to put under the initial layer of fabric, to catch the remaining dye)

scrunched cheaper cotton muslin on bottom of grate, scrunched pieces of sunshine cotton on top.
covered with a few inches of snow, drizzled dyes on top, left in bathtub

Being on a grate, the fabric dried out after the snow melted through. Overall I had just under 10 tsp dye in just over 4 cups of water, plus snow. Could try more dye for more intensity, or adding urea to keep moisture in, and perhaps soda ash after rather than before.

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