the green skein in the bottom picture is cotton for lace(?) dmc no 60, dyed in a mix of various rhamnus berry dyebaths, simmered and left in the sun, where they fermented happily and smellily, in the company of a small piece of rusty iron.
the same skein, in the picture above it, with stronger light from the sun. maybe it it foretelling poor lightfastness.
the same skein in the top picture, lower right looks beige (!) in the company of indigo blues, which in their turn look quite washed out and grey......
on my monitor, the last foto is truer, and the little skein is eucalyptus.
the beginning colour of the cotton is ecru
I'm getting more cotton to leave in the pomegranate and madder
the treecloth I've been making for jude hill's cloth to cloth online workshop, backsidetrunk and beginning of roots, up close all components secured, cloth washed. All fabrics have been dyed by plants from this area. After I washed it I saw the face on the trunk, but the embellishing will come later. It has been so satisfying to make, and magical, really. It is full of stories. I see the olive tree of this land, after the fire, is she praying, or is she dancing? I think a beetle will keep her company, a little lizard and a scops owl,
this is the olive tree which lives next to the houseand this was a fragrant home for a family