Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Windy day

It wasn't my plan to do much dyeing at the moment, I don't know what to do with all the fabric I already have.
But yesterday I got together with a couple of friends and we did some eco dyeing. I took along some hollyhock flowers as they looked so gorgeous in the garden and I had used them before. I just over-dyed a scarf that I had done previously. It has not turned out all that well. The colour is ok but I used contact with the petals and the patches of colour are a bit regular because of the way I folded it. It is ok but not beautiful.

Today the weather has been very windy, a HOT wind, and one of the plants split. Not being able to leave them to just go in the compost heap, I have put the flowers in a vase in the hopes that I will be inspired to do some more dyeing in the very near future. I may even over-dye the same scarf, see if I can make it more to my liking.

I am actually hoping to do some tapestry weaving soon. I did buy some yarn while I was away, concentrating on the autumn colours, intending to use one of my pictures as inspiration.

But mother nature has spoken (or blown) and so I will have to consider some more dyeing.

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