Non-Traditional Dye Plant Essentials

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Hello, in my last blog post I talked briefly about how for the last three years my garden has had the main focus of growing flowers for their dye results. I tested almost every flower in my garden, but especially the ones that were deep colours, and I have had some spectacular results as well as a lot of underwhelming ones. And I think I have come to a point where I can dial back the frantic obsession of trying every plant in my gardens dye potential as well as only buying plants that have intense colours for their dye potential.

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Sewing

In my last post I mentioned that I am making another shirt. You’d think I’d have enough shirts already but no I do not. Also shirts are something that you will always need to wear before leaving the house. Although looking at some current “fashion” it seems to be almost optional… But I am not that person I like to leave the house clothed. And next after this shirt next on my list is a new winter coat like I already mentioned.

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(I have no witty caption for this picture… I just liked how distorted the Marshall kitty looked in this picture)

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Experiments and other stuff

Alright yay two posts in a small amount of time! I’m living dangerously I suppose.

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(the Marshall kitty living dangerously by water this past summer at the cabin)

In this post I’ll be talking about the new shirt that I am currently making, Edwardian Farm, a scarf that I made, and some organization that I am rather proud of and think is rather clever… Not that other people will share my enthusiasm for it.

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Freedom!

Yay a semester down and so ready to take a break. I apologize for not posting but this semester I had a full course load and couldn’t scrape in the time to write a post. But now that everything is done I am ready to do a post. Yay we’ve made it to the other side of the rainbow!

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(and at the end of that rainbow you find a Marshall kitty sitting on a dock)

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An Excessive Amount of Updates

My box of dyeable fabric

                                                (My box of dyeable fabric) 

Oh my, I am now realizing that I have not updated this blog in over a month… And it’s not because I haven’t been experimenting or just sitting around on my tush. Quite the opposite actually. I’ve been dyeing, sewing, gardening, mordanting, being picky about fabric,  and crafting new ideas for new projects. Oi vey you can see I’ve been busy. Now where to start explaining what happened within those activities… I guess I will just break down each one briefly.

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