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
You are al old soul......you give us old beauty and arts.ReplyDelete
I love it.
Wild Magnolia, thank YOU for your most kind words...ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
your stones look real.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Well I agree with Wild Magnolia and your stones do look real! Love the sunflower too!ReplyDelete
What fun to have bundles of fabric that will open to reveal a lovely pattern of color...
Like Christmas in a bundle : )
Deanna, they sort of are. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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! ;)ReplyDelete
Everything...I love everything here. Your web-house is a place of peace.ReplyDelete
those stones...i want to hold all of them, cloth and rocks.ReplyDelete
beautiful pictures, as always... I esp. love the one with the cloth stones next to the real ones. quite amazing.ReplyDelete
I think everything in your garden would dye. I'm looking forwards to this batch. Love the stone pieces - HugsReplyDelete
Nancy, thank you so much for your encouraging words!ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, well I wish you could. And then I could hold some of your cloth, too? ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dee -- have been very into the rock scene this past year...ReplyDelete
Hi Nat, the bindweed pots both turned out great, will show them this week yet. Thank you!ReplyDelete