Friday, June 8, 2012
larkspur drying and dyeing
The weekend begins with larkspur. Drying and dyeing. And smudging old and new pathways. Even in a city garden, you can find new pathways. The smudge stick is from a pow-wow a few years ago and I found it recently in the very back of the candle drawer. It is the best smudge stick I've ever used. Just had to re-wrap with twine in place of what seemed to be acrylic yarn. It is more fragrant than the ones I make with sage and lavender and it smolders splendidly. I bury the end in the ground for a few minutes when I'm done, it's that good.
The dye bundle is silk and blue flowers and a sturdy stick. I'm not sure whether to steam it or vinegar it up like with onion skins. Or try something new?
To new pathways. Thanks for visiting and happy weekending to you. xo