Thursday, 19 April 2012

blue wedding silk


the blue silk has developed: a rusty imprint thanks to the iron sheet and the pale lines are where the fabric was folded around and exposed the sun

In Hilde Vleugels book 'Natuurlijke vezels verven met planten = Dyeing natural fibres with plants' I have found  useful information on which plants, growing in and around our garden, to use for dyeing, that is good news. (Parts of ) plants I can use especially in spring are aldercones, apple, comfrey, cow parsley, dandelions, ground ivy, nettles,  privet, sorrel and yarrow. Whew, I am so glad all these 'weeds' are growing in abundance in our garden.

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