More Marks

What more can I say?  You can sometimes find marks from the most surprising items.



Fun Marks

Just some of the marks we discovered.  More tomorrow maybe

Mark Time

Several of the fabrics produced interesting marks.  These are just a very few that we found during our recent dyeing experiments

Soft and gentle

Just some of the colours that we produced at Urchfont Manor.  These were washed and ironed this morning.  I do enjoy ironing sometimes 😉

Tomorrow I’ll show you some of the marks that we made.  All of the above are on silk fabrics.

In the garden, part 2

You may remember the start of the process, which I posted yesterday, well, the results are almost in!

There was a fair amount of messing around, and it took all day, off and on, but the results are worth it.  Allowed to cool in the dyebath, the samples were carefully unwrapped and rinsed this morning.  They aren’t yet ironed, but here are some of them flapping in the gentle breeze

The way in which they are folded (or not), other additions, and the length of time in the dyebath all have an effect on the final result

You can clearly see some leaf marks here, they will be more apparent after ironing

The type of fabric effects the final result too.  I like this marking.  It reminds me of the back of a garden chair.

This piece of silk chiffon has a very ethereal quality which was difficult to photograph.  They will be ironed later, but I think you’ve probably seen enough gold fabric for one session!  My next post will be about something else.

In the garden…

…. in the dyepot

I wonder what will come out?

Also entered into the Weekly Photo Challenge – the theme this week is ‘inside’, and you can read lots more about it here.

The results of the above cooking are now posted here.

This was published a few days ago on my other site.  I will publish the results on both.

Chittle Chattle

So, what did you do at 2am this morning?

Well, I couldn’t sleep.  I didn’t go to bed until after midnight, but I had a recipe going round and round in my head, and I knew that it would carry on like that unless I did something about it.  All was still and quiet, so I could concentrate, and that’s what I did.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that – and quite a lot of the other, you know the sort of thing I mean.  By 3.15 it was all bottled, and now we just have to wait.

Now you didn’t expect it to be edible, did you?  It’s a wait and see recipe, so that’s the cooking part.  It won’t be opened until my dyeing course which happens in just 10 days. It will be quite exciting to see what has happened.

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