June 2019

 


Lots of rain lately. The columbines are blooming.


 


It's fun to plant a packet of mived color columbine seeds. These were planted last year  and the blooms are a lovely suprise.I love their color and shape.


 


Sunlight between storms. (Yes, the garage has seen better days.)



Muddy path


 


Dry land!


Madder silks

 


I've been gathering amd sorting some madder dyed silks .


 


Organza


 


 


Raw silk


 

May 11


 


 Woad in bloom. Simple and swetly scented.


 


It looks a little weedy next to the fancy tulips, but it's just as precious to me.

 

May

 


I dyed some hemp silk fabrics with madder roots and indigo. This is one of my very favorite,most intersting kinds of fabric.


 


 This piece of hemp/silk  dyed with madder seems to echo the tulip shades.



 

 The madder patch is thriving