What to do with your snow dyed fabric mandala

So you bought a snow dyed mandala.  Hopefully from me, but this will work if you have something similar.  If you don’t know what to do with it, try something like this.

I will be adding some patterns to the pattern section, but if you want to explore something different, the first thing I would do is take a picture of the snow dye (or other fabric) that you want to work with.  It’s best if you can hang the fabric up, but if not, try to take a picture from directly on top of the fabric.

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So then trim the picture so that you just have the fabric showing.

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I first cut my piece into quarters.  As I cut, I put labels on the backs of the pieces, so that I would know where on the piece of fabric they came from.

 

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The first thing I wanted to see was what it would look like with sashing between the squares.  So I put the squares on a piece of light gray fabric.

 

DSCF3731Then I wanted to see what it would look like with the squares flipped.

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Or with some of the squares flipped.

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Then I wanted to cut the piece into triangles.  So I put it back together using the labels on the back.

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Then I cut the squares into triangles and labeled them before starting to play with them.

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Then I wondered about adding a darker color, maybe in some sort of flying geese pattern.

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Or what if it was more like pinwheels?

 

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Or multiple ones.

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I am not sure yet what I will do with this piece, but this is part of the process I go through to determine if and how I want to cut up one of my snow dyed fabrics.

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