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opening my mind

I spent a week in January at Summer School in Ballarat with Roxanne Lasky, it was mindful and fulfilling experience.

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open mind

think about thinking… 174 more words

Textiles

autumn holiday in daylesford

So inspired by wonderful March workshop with India Flint; sometimes a class can be life-changing: having already been starting to learn to construct simple wearable pieces  with cloths woven on the Saori loom, India’s  Second Skin class taught me that I can make simple garments stitched by hand with lovely natural or recycled fabrics, then dye them  in the ways I have been learning to do, with plants and natural mordants; a meditative and gentle process that feels totally right to do, and causes no harm. 224 more words

More about Dyeing

The Spring Equinox is now behind us, days are slightly longer than nights and so garden dyeing can begin again. Perfect time, as we’ve just been having some lovely sunny weather. 344 more words

Sewing

Notes from Novice Eco Dyer

The experimenting has been going on for months, but I have found eco-dyeing to be quite a humbling process; just when I think I have nailed a process, the next lot of fabric comes out of the pot murky, dull or just plain awful! 439 more words

Eco-dyeing

Shibusa: India Flint at the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills, Lobethal

India Flint is exhibiting at the historic Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in Lobethal (for those of you far away, this is a small town in the hills outside Adelaide).   686 more words

Natural Dyeing

Marigolds, Petunias and Coreopsis

As I weeded and mulched, I sent the boys off, first to pick our ripened cherry tommies, but then to pick marigolds, “20 blooms each please, of the golden orange and rusty red.” 499 more words

Eco-dyeing