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October 11, 2011


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Love your journal. A lovely combination of nature, art and order.


Oh Margie, these are exceptional. The 6th photo especially (so partial to the mix of gold, aqua and blue!)

ana isabel

such interesting results you're getting...that 6th pic is so interesting...does that say pin needle? What mordants did you use? Lovely work! :)


love that journal- it's a work of art in itself.

aupres de  mon arbre

Your journal is wonderful to behold.
Lucky we are, thank you for sharing it with far off eyes and hearts.
I love how you tell even more by laying your pebbles on it.

margie oomen

hi ana, sorry my writing was not clear ( goes with the profession)
It is pin cherry. The mordants are the same throughout this dye journal so I haven't been writing them on every page. All the silk noil is mordanted with alum. All the cotton is mordanted with alum and has gone through a tannin soak overnight. All wool is unmordanted and is natural wool felt.




These are wonderful results. I love number six too - I agree with Melissa, these journals are a work of art - gorgeous!


Really beautiful journals....and I love your pebbles. Thank you for sharing!!

Sonia / Cozy Memories

I love it all, from bottom to top
and vice versa


Definitely! It's just stunning!


There must be something spectacular about the sixth photo - I was going to ask about that too :)
I looked it up, and it seems it must be what we call bird cherry over here in scandinavia. You've got very interrestein results with that! Did you use the cherries or the leaves?
Love all of the photos, there's a beautiful autumn feel to them.


O somehow thin that entering your home, Margie, would be like finding myself surrounded by treasures. Beautiful.


I just saw all my typos. That will teach me to eat soup and type at the same time. :0)

Sherry Harmes

What made the brilliant yellow in the 6th pic? What type of material did you use on it? I love it!!! Thanks for taking us with you on all your experiments!!!! Hugs from Alaska.

ana isabel

so great margie, thanks! Such a beautiful book of samples :) can't wait to see more of your experiments!


your journal is such a special piece of art, a record of dyeing but also so much more.

Holly McLean

Wow, the pages are beautiful! What a precious keepsake. I don't know how you find all time.


what a treasure your dye diary is.
and i love your "paper weights" too

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