Yesterday. I thought about season. How much Joy there really is in it for me. Here, the blues that have nothing to do with sad. Dyeing, for me, is always a question. I haven’t really spent time enough to say I know. But then time flies and knowing by going fills you with at least the story of how it goes. Mostly silk this time, and still many colors. This morning, again. And Wordpress will not display my video […]
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. […]
Sunflowers are on my mind. Still, but S is a wee bit down the road. It’s a symbol, I added it to the glossary but I will gather my thoughts later. Just Sunflower then. Right now it is too hot and I’m having breakfast. That’s right, cookies, I’m going through a phase. Internet is spotty. There was a bit of rain yesterday but it only made it more humid. The ground is still dry. Ants are coming in looking for […]
Imagine. Many Worlds. Softer Boundaries. So many things could be floating around here, maybe on journeys from here to there. A base for going. And it’s blue, a coolness and relief from hell on earth which seems to have arrived almost everywhere. In so many forms. Still the goldfinches sing. Here perched on the blooming mullein which rose up voluntarily in the garden. And there are way too many cucumbers to eat. I will share with neighbors. And now, here […]
The ties, from the tarps over the round woodpiles last season. The tarps were too big, so we gathered them up at the top, secured the gathers with some indigo scrap. Sun shibori I have called it. There is more to say, but the man is not well today so I am just showing. Washed and ironed, some too brittle to sew, but so beautifully weathered.
The Japanese indigo, which I planted in the raised bed on the porch, well it just reseeds itself basically. Here it is again! I cut it 2 or three times a season for fresh leaf color using the salt method. ( you can google it, I put this one link here today) It yields more of a turquoise, and it is easy and fun. You may remember, I tend to use it as an overdyed method, just to mix it […]