Just a few marigolds. A bit of alum. On silk, in the sun. Solar Dyeing. There is another jar without the alum. I have heard there is a fade factor. Best to see for self. The water here has a heavy mineral content, much different than back on the Island. Everything is different here. Isn't that great? New eyes.
Heat is building here again today, Maybe I will leave it a bit longer.
Maybe inspiring another SUNflower. I mean wow.
And I did a sketch. because I don't know. Don't you love not knowing? Paths form. You can take them or not but just that they form is the promise of endless journeys.
I tried dyeing with some Rose o Sharon petals this weekend, also using alum. It just didn’t take very well. The regular rose petals are great. You’ve inspired me to be on the hunt for yellows!
I prefer pomegranate but I can’t grow them here. I do have a freezer full of peels tho…
Petals coming into being around the heart … maybe, maybe not. Oh, fun! First morning here in east Tennessee where I stepped across the threshold and there was no humidity. It only lasted 2 seconds, but oh, what a foretaste! LOL!
yes, it’s coming.
that yellow! sometimes i think that if all i ever did was to dye cloth, yarn ‘n thread… that would be enough. the wonder of it all. but they seem to beg to be sewn, woven or hooked. so i just keep going…
i back off sometimes, I already have so much to work with.
I Love not knowing and paths form! Discovery is my way of life! Love this experiment with Yellow!
it is great that you are in the flow
Whatever else Life may be, it’s always an adventure!
the best way to look at it.
My oxalis dyed fabric did fade a bit and turned a little brownish; want to see how your marigold fabric turns out. Heating up here too — 107 predicted this week. I hope they’re wrong.
Oh that’s too hot
Bravely marching forward…in tiny slow steps HA
The SUN is finally shining today here! I almost forgot what it was like! 😅🌻🌻🌻🌞😎
I wish it would rain
Your sunflower drawing gave me an idea for a project that has been waiting for an idea. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the dye results.
I love sunflowers too!
Fun times here, we actually hired movers for the first time ever. Where did all this stuff come from??!!
moving is an eyeopener.
That’s a mood shifting YELLOW! Just gorgeous!
Dyeing, like dying, is an unknown. I’m good with that.😱
You can’t know dead, in this way you live forever.
“Don’t you love not knowing? Paths form. You can take them or not but just that they form is the promise of endless journeys.” I wish I felt that way———
No, I hate not knowing it’s anxiety provoking. At the moment I am facing a big expanse of empty land. A huge tree had to be taken down, the area is bounded by a street, sidewalk, driveway, and a small strip of grass and the house. A big plot more or less square. Always in the past I have had “something” already in place and planned my flower beds around that “something”. No “something” there now. All I have is the plan to put in a large shade tree probably in the middle, all the rest of the space is up for grabs.
I find that disconcerting to say the least.
I used to, but there is no knowing really, just going to see…assuming you should or even can know creates the stress. What you knew a moment ago is gone the next.
Love your what if! I think I should add some thread to my Buddleia dye bath. More 80+ weather coming here so I am setting up some more jars for solar dyeing…trying avocado.
Pink moon…also laughing because I pretty much posted about the same thing this morning. “Maybe.”
Avocado, the pits, got a bag in the freezer. Gotta make some room for food. Ha!
Love it (the sunflower) and love the moons I purchased. They make me very happy even though I make my own. I will do something with yours that is just for me. Perhaps on some clothing. Thank you
The promise of endless journeys 💖💖💖 A thought that is destined to stay with me.
Thanks for another week of inspiration in your posts.
So many places to go.
Good morning Jude. It’s finally cooler here in Wisconsin, I’ll do my best to send it your way.
At least the nights are cooler.