Monday, May 24, 2010

gathering, processing, learning

The tan velvet was dyed with dandelions, the yellow fabrics with daffodils.

When I gathered the dandelions about a week ago, I also started harvesting daffodil blooms that were past their prime.

These were placed in a bowl of water to soak, and more were added as they became 'available'. I placed the bowl in the sun sometimes and stirred in two narrow strips of cotton. Yesterday I completed processing the daffodils with a double hot process. A) simmering then straining the flower heads, then B) simmering the result with the pre mordanted cloth for half an hour and leaving it to sit overnight. I wonder if that much heat was necessary.


Kaye Turner said...

It all looks so delicious in the bowl, doesn't it?
And thank you for your lovely words on my purple post :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

it all looks like a wonderful soup and the velvets are just beautiful!

Twila Grace said...

Beautiful process, soft result. Nice.