It’s warm outside, so I’ve been dipping my silks and linens in a variety of simmering pots of natural dyes, and then watching them swish about in the wind to dry. My fav at the moment is blue spruce pine cones and cochineal, or a combo of both. The little indigo seedlings make a precious tiny print , as well. I’m back at it, living in my dream world. Lucky woman. .
That addicting dyeing process has been knocking at my door again. Silk and linen bundles are currently sitting in iron and aluminum pots, filled with neighbourhood plant leaves and debris. Acorns, pine needles, oak leaves, rose leaves, boxwood, smokebush, and a couple of frozen eucalyptus leftover from my daughter’s wedding. All in the pot. Tiny little bundles wrapped around chopsticks and tied with recycled string from indigo dyeing, are waiting until tomorrow’s reveal. Boiled for 45 minutes with filtered water, and then insulated in a wool blanket. Can’t wait!
This little beauty was crocheted with cotton, baby alpaca, silk, and bamboo. The triangle edge was designed by Tamara Kelly of Moogly and is lovely, generic, and easy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tE2RFFWlfL0.
The granny squares were whip stitched squares I made from a Purl Soho post, under Bear’s rainbow blanket. https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2012/11/15/whits-knits-bears-rainbow-blanket/
Very pleased with this one.
On a neighbourhood walk, I found a discarded non-functioning piano stool. Yep, I scooped it up, dismantled it, wire brushed the entire disassembled stool, and put it back together again. It now swivels, raises and lowers, and is now a plaything for my 2 yr old
grandson. Next step….buy a piano for him.