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What fun I had today…. This is the solution made with natural indigo, reducing and getting set for the vat. I have added the solution to hot water….now it sits for a bit. White linen, getting ready for the bath. What amazing things happen when you dye with indigo….because it requires oxidation to bring out […]Read more "…an indigo day"
Each new project presents another risky challenge. I hesitate through all the feelings of inspiration…I feel myself too excited to move and then backing away from the challenge….with fear that the cloth will become nothing at all and will have me tied up in the struggle of the weave…. This is an interesting parallel in […]Read more "…the risk….."
….the plan was to make a spectacular scarf with silk and linen and a wee bit of marino wool….and as it grew, I knew this cloth had other plans…sometimes it is that way….one needs to stay open to the suggestion of the cloth…there’s a fight that ensues…who wins, the cloth or you….I’ve discovered, the cloth is […]Read more "….the cloth that knew it was a hat"
What inspiration can be found….all the colour and texture hidden under petals and leaves. Nature is remarkable…Read more "In the garden…"
Well, let’s think about that for a minute….pain and suffering have been avoided through time…..I have often wondered why monks beat themselves…what good is that? Where do you go in your head to figure out how consciously afflicted pain could be something spiritual interpreters would consider holy…..I find myself moving forwards and backwards..through the lessons […]Read more "What, you say?…cancer is a gift?"