After weeks of focused work humbly learning how to extract color from plants for dyeing natural fibers, I return to this blog to share that I am still here. Just consumed with a renewed love affair with plants and the magic they contain to heal our bodies, fragrance our homes and dye our clothing.
I have challenged myself to make a dyeing attempt everyday as I know that it will takes years of devotion to the cauldron to master the dyeing process. Dyeing everyday isn't practical, but it does keep me focused...tis what keeps me young...
I heard a couple of fellows laughing at me this week as I was carrying a fallen branch home with me after my morning walk. They were city workers with a truckload of branches from brush clearing and pruning of the city areas. It most likely went like this... "look she's trying to put us out of a job"...but more like "crazy b*%#@*s everywhere". I waved my branch at them and laughed along and they at least had the decency to look sheepish and wave back.
Those fallen leaves added a nice golden hue to my dye pot and looked ever so nice on silk.
Blessings to you - Julie