After a relaxing family getaway at Keuka Lake,
I returned home and fired up another dye pot:
The silk habotai & silk-cotton thread shown here
are much more acidic in color than any example
I've seen in books, and I'm very pleased.
For me, half the fun of dying is not knowing what will happen.
The last photo shows hibiscus (deep pink)
immersion-dyed silk gauze and silk-cotton thread.
I especially like the mottled pinks in the thread!
So much is happening around the Studio
that I've got to spread it out over a handful of posts.
I'm having a blast working on my pie baking (yes!),
some hand sewing for my wardrobe,
drawings from the garden
and bundling eco-prints.
I'd love to hear what's keeping you busy this summer. :)