Jude Hill has been talking about measuring in her Small Journeys on Spirit Cloth … or more accurately, about not measuring. About trusting the process and one’s own internal measure.
As James Taylor says, “the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time” … whether it’s flying by when spending it with loved ones or dragging by when you’re waiting for news or a special day.
But getting to the dye results was definitely a little less sweet. I hadn’t capped the jars tightly enough, so leakage and mold happened over the course of ten days …
- Lichen (windfall Parmotrema austrosinense)
- Mealy blue sage (wild Salvia farinacea)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Salvia amistad and S. greggi
- Red cabbage
- Red and yellow onion skins
My favorite? The alum mordanted Salvia amistad …
Oh, and I almost forgot! Here’s the B-side of Triangulation, now fully reinforced and worth every extra stitch, although the front looks virtually the same as before (which is why I haven’t shown the A-side here) …
Well, I’m trying dyeing again, inspired by India Flint’s Bundle Book (which I bought in digital form) …
folded it over yet again ..
I made three packets of each dyestuff, then wrapped them in either copper wire, steel wire or crochet cotton.
|I started design mending with dyed sheeting, then decided to switch over to muslin for the remainder|
It’s gonna take a while …
|The bottom shows a 1″ strip of muslin invisibly basted across the length of the cloth
which will be the method used for the remainder of the design mending