My prayers for sunshine and warmth have been answered but too bad it was monday which means a return to work. Well at least I got to enjoy eating my dinner outside on the porch and enjoy the birdsong until sunset.
Here are some yellows I snapped the last few days in my little thank you tribute to the sun.
that last one was the plant material I peeled off the last dyed bundle.
i really love the pattern the lupin leaves made on the fabric.
I have been pretty well unplugged from the computer all weekend, busy with family, but it hasn't prevented me from taking some photographs. When I finally got around to downloading them tonight , I noticed that most of them feature the colour purple.
i even dipped a piece of magnolia petal dyed canvas into my almost year old container of lichen dye and it created two beautiful purple starbursts.
I have been noticing so many strands and threads in the garden with the help of my macro lens. It is my first spring with the new lens and it really, truly has opened up my eyes to see things in a way I have not experienced before. The joining threads , spun by often invisible creatures has made me think about the threads that have been made by my friends, one to another. This makes me feel that at least for now some things are right in the universe. The web is growing and prospering. It is good.
happy that i am keeping up my dye journal keeping thus far ( finger's crossed that it continues)
there were a few beautiful results and then a number of pale yellows
the pictures mostly speak for themselves but if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section
my favorites are the lunaria, peony, and magnolia leaves with iron. ( top two and the bottom one)
and on the lab bench from some weekend sweeping of the driveway ( birch catkins) and trimming of the hedges ( flowering almond) both looking very promising. I trimmed some other bushes and trees from their dead wood but haven't had a chance to cut the wood up into small pieces suitable for the pots.
and the most recent flower bundles are looking very lovely
thanks for all the lovely comments on the natural dyed birdies for the winged migration show
of my work in progress for the winged migration group show in july. I am working only with fabrics i have naturally dyed myself over the past year. The work is entirely hand stitched. The pieces will be able to be hung on your wall, sit on a shelf or worn.
The beautiful little subjects were chosen from a list of threatened migratory birds ( mostly song birds) in the toronto area.
loving those natural dyed tail feathers, especially the indigo ones:)
hmmmmm just thought that perhaps i should make some feather's for the show too. What do you think my little cerulean warbler friend?
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? khahil gibran