31. 10. 2011
it is more than work, more than dyeing fabric...dyeing with plants seems to me such a meditative activity...growing, collecting and preparing dyeing materials, boiling or else processing the plants - leaves, flowers, fruits, berries...adding fabrics and waiting, waiting and rinsing and waiting again for the result...and the neverending story of colours waiting to be revealed...
18. 10. 2011
...well, I am not a yelllow or orange lover I prefer muted colours, cold hues - blues, greys, pinks, violets... still sometimes I like these happy vivid colours too (in garden, in landscape and sometimes even in my jewellry - especially the autumn made collections) and I definitely like the colours I got by dyeing with dahlia and marigold flowers :-). Silk, wool and linen - all mordanted with alum - yellows come from marigolds, goldenorange and cinnamon come from dahlias - love them all even if I do not know what am I going to used them for I guess I just will have to learn to use these colors more ...
17. 10. 2011
16. 10. 2011
blue shades dyed with japanese indigo I grew myself from seed. I used the cold way desribed here which also Eva from tinctory uses. It was her who inspired me to try plant dyes again and thanks to whom I found about the posibbility to grow japanese indigo (so easy and rewarding is it!) and dye with it! Thanks, Eva! I love the colours I got and still have some more indigo to go!
I will used the dyed fabrics and yarn for my jewellry, they just so pretty!
12. 10. 2011
11. 10. 2011
7. 10. 2011
...the rain was tapping on our roof almost whole day...tap tap...tap tap...everything is wet after long time of sunny and hot (at least during the days) weather... tap tap tap tap...wathering landscape and gardens...
...the wreath on the second picture is from blackbird sisters, it is supposed to be Christmas decoration with the angel and mistletoe themes however it is hanging in our kitchen all year long, I just love it!
...and the butterflies have finally their silk cords dyed, so they can fly away :-)
6. 10. 2011
...my mom´s garden...somewhere between a jungle (that ´s what she doesn´t like it to be) and Eden (for me). A place full of flowers, edibles and live, place of peace and relax for soul and mind. I only wish I could see my parents and dwell in their garden more often...