Sunday, January 16, 2011

sharing the joy

Over the summer holidays my 4 grandchildren came to stay - tents on the front lawn, kids in the playhouse, days at the beach and ecodyeing with Skye.

Skye went for a recce around the garden looking for leaves and flowers whose shapes she loved. We sat together on the front verandah and she laid out her icecream container of chosen plants( including a VERY spikey Mahonia leaf )on two strips of raw silk

We'd already been out to gather some last weld leaves and flowers - the dye garden has been totally overtaken by weld, and it's been giving wonderful greens all summer ( sometimes sliding to yellow when the pieces have been washed).

These are her results - all I did was help tension the fabric while she rolled, and get her started with the tie off which we did with off white commercial wool so she would have stitching material and a couple of rubber bands to hold the cans together.

What an astounding result for a first effort. Well done Skye.

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