summer is so soft, calm and balmy these days, it has taken me almost by surprise: how 'all of a sudden' one realizes the days are indeed longer and in an unassuming way more productive; dyeing pots have materialized and if I can remain patient enough, they too reveal their beautiful dye results; below a linen shirt, no mordant, fresh from the avocado-rusty-ring-clamp-copper-pot, the circles make all the difference as a long-sleeved t-shirt from the same pot was far less spectacular and will be subjected to more efforts i.e. prints (all will be revealed in a later post) Meanwhile the 'larger slow cloth' is becoming larger inch by snail-paced inch; I have to admit being very pleased with the result so far....I did say there were a couple of rules (f.e. two layers all over) however in places I so love the single layer I am tempted to leave it as such, as long as the strength and overall feel aren't compromised
|you kind of get a sense of the size as the garden bench seats three|
subtle colours indeed, Debbie, although i am experimenting a bit with wooden stamps and textile paints on the shirts, for a bit of razz-me-tazz
the old kantha keeps me going Liz
the essence of who i am, it's a tricky one as i cannot step outside of self and therefore find it hard to define what that would be Nancy, but i get what you say
thanks Mo, i would like a bit more colour, but find that hard to achieve with the plant dyes, still lots to learn there!