Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Dye Stuff


There are great waves of Queen Anne's Lace
down on the dyke.


But am not sure if I want the colours they produce this time
around.
Should freeze some for the future.


Every day I gather the spent lilly blooms.


Perhaps I will explore what marks they will
add to some silk I am planning for
my black walnut dye bath.


And perhaps I will mordant this lovely
discoloured sheet of copper.


Tansy flowers are also now in bloom
Should freeze some of them too.


4 comments:

  1. Missed you and went back reading
    Love the blob especially
    The time of the year will always be special but as you write....he's always with you!
    Love

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  2. it's that time of year again, I love to dye with nature's offerings.

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  3. A great deal of planning ahead going on here!

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  4. I love the sheet of cooper - those colours are amazing.

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