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February 06, 2011


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I am loving the shades of purple and the deep mustard yellow. Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday.


those colours are so beautiful! i especially like the deep beetrooty red.
wish i could have come to your dyeing party!


The images of wrapped things and the markings of the string are so pretty. Your snowy world is such a contrast to our sunny one here in CA. The cherry blossoms are opening! Crazy early spring signs here.


I love the colours you achieved in your fabrics, they are so vibrant. Have you tried dying with lichens? They can make some truly surprising colours!

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Gorgeous!!! Especially the polka dot fabric.


ooh, now that's my kind of party. so many wonderful colours, and yes, truly a contrast to the white outside. looks like you all had a wonderful time!


love your photos of our day
I had so much fun - the results were fantastic
I will take photos tomorrow - I was at the workroom all day and didn't get a chance
I love your arrangement with the bundles
I can't wait to see your new crochet
thanks again - your house is a wonderland of inspiration

Sonia / Cozy Memories

all these breathtaking colors make my head spin ! I can not wait for a similar, summer version of it ;-)
have a great new week my friend oxox


these are so lovely - the rocks, fabric, yarns - what a treasure trove of creativity. did you use natural dyes by any chance? thinking this would be a fun activity to do with my kids.


so nice to have had the opportunity to share and explore together.
everything was just lovely, including the snow


Love the colors. I would love to know how you dye the fabric. Do you collect berries and things to dye them? Do you use any fabric from around your house or do you use special fabric. I would love to try it sometime.

Krista H

Beautiful results!! PLEASE share how you learned to dye like this/with natural dyes? I truly want to investigate this approach. I wish I had a friend like you around to have dye parties with :)

Kess the Little Bird

I agree with the rest- we must know how you achieved these marvelous colors. I have just started spinning and want to learn how to dye but have NO idea how to use mordants, ect. Please, please share your wisdom with us!


Looks like so much fun! You all got some absolutely beautiful colors to work with. I can't wait to see what you make with them!


Ah, such beautiful colors with natural dyes. I love your variations of patterns - the dots and the lines from the tying.

It is looking like early spring here. Already things in bloom! Really wild to see the amounts of snow all my eastern friends are having.


Those are lovely polka dots, the yellow and dark blues in the 7th photo are my favorite. Gorgeous colors. I like the dyed eggs, looks like you guys had fun!


All so wonderful! I finally got to the Indigo Shibori workshop yesterday, it was too much fun. There's something about the dyeing process that makes me a little like a scientist but yet also a little like a child again, magical.
Wow, that snow! It looks like someone trying to hide a secret garden :)


I love the dyed tshirts. How did you connect the strips? I love your rag rugs and the recycling of that, it reminds me of women quilting in years past using what they have on hand.


Such an exciting crafty day with your friends, sharing, experimenting, making magic with colors, chatting, smiling ... The results of your dyeings looks gorgeous and the polka dots interesting. I adore your birdie inviting to savour these appetizing little cakes. Guests are treated like kings in your cosy home ! Hope your young friend feels better now with her infection.

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