Friday, April 20, 2012
sewing and dyeing golden yellow
The golden yellow continues. The weekend plan is to make two Japanese knot bags, one with the bottom two fabrics, the other with the top two. I need easy-to-carry bags for an herbal conference next month and hope these will be just right. If anyone has made this pattern, I welcome suggestions and tips.
Just started this dye bundle with the golden yellow of dandelion on a silk blouse remnant and a piece of wool felted tree skirt. By picking these flower heads, I prevented thousands of seeds from self-sowing. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing as dandelion is such a useful plant. But we already have enough in our backyard to make medicine for a small village so I guess it's okay.
Also made up this dye bundle with the golden yellow of mahonia stems and her leaves on another silk blouse remnant. Lyn had great success with mahonia last April so I thought I'd give it a try, too. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for visiting here and happy new moon weekending! Tomorrow is the new moon in the sign of Taurus, ideal for planting in the garden. And projects begun now are especially long-lasting so seemingly a great day for more dyeing, as well.