Thursday, October 11, 2012

stitching and dyeing





It felt good to be stitching again after some time off during which I mysteriously picked up some knitting needles to bring one neglected sweater a little closer to completion. My eyes need a rest now though.

These are the amaranth and lemon verbena dye bundles after steaming a few times (separately) -- see how the red amaranth stalk has lost all its color? The lemon verbena looks promising, too. I'll find a place for these to weather outside for a month or so before unrolling them.

The cloth pieces in both bindweed dye-pots look much different from last year's. These are coming out this weekend and the dogs can't wait, they love the smell.

Thanks for coming by and happy weekending. xo


18 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

You are al old soul......you give us old beauty and arts.

I love it.

thank you.

Peggy said...

Wild Magnolia, thank YOU for your most kind words...

Ms. said...

agreed--old beauties--the colors are so fine, and the dye post look just potent...I love the work inside the sun center and the curl of it's rays too. They make it so alive...and the weave is pleasing too. Very pretty post.

Peggy said...

Hi Michelle, thank you. That sun piece is a long-time cloth in works, I don't know why it's moved so slowly. I don't know about a lot of things, I'm realizing.

deanna7trees said...

your stones look real.

Jacky said...

Beautiful soft cloth and those stones are wonderful...especially love how you have made them in cloth. I love little collection of rocks and stones.

Jacky xox

Marie said...

Well I agree with Wild Magnolia and your stones do look real! Love the sunflower too!
What fun to have bundles of fabric that will open to reveal a lovely pattern of color...
Like Christmas in a bundle : )

xo

Peggy said...

Deanna, they sort of are. :)

Peggy said...

Jacky, thank you -- I find it so interesting that so many people love and collect rocks. Makes me hopeful in some strange kind of way!

Peggy said...

Marie, thank you and you give me an idea that an eco bundle should be planned to be opened on Winter Solstice or Christmas Day. Thanks again! ;)

Nancy said...

Everything...I love everything here. Your web-house is a place of peace.

handstories said...

those stones...i want to hold all of them, cloth and rocks.

deemallon said...

beautiful pictures, as always... I esp. love the one with the cloth stones next to the real ones. quite amazing.

Nat Palaskas said...

I think everything in your garden would dye. I'm looking forwards to this batch. Love the stone pieces - Hugs
Nat

Peggy said...

Nancy, thank you so much for your encouraging words!

Peggy said...

Hi Cindy, well I wish you could. And then I could hold some of your cloth, too? ;)

Peggy said...

Thanks, Dee -- have been very into the rock scene this past year...

Peggy said...

Hi Nat, the bindweed pots both turned out great, will show them this week yet. Thank you!