Lovely time of year

April 4, 2009 at 7:22 pm 2 comments

The magnolia tree in our front garden is just starting to come out. It is a really dark pink one – much darker than the others on our street, and later flowering. This really is my favourite time of year! 🙂

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I’ve been playing with natural dyes again recently. This time I did a gradation from light to dark purple, using logwood, brazilwood and a touch of cochineal. It took a very long time to do, so I don’t think I will be doing this again for a while! I’m fairly pleased with the result – it is a kind of dusky lavendar shade. But it could do with a little more depth so one day when I have more time I’ll dip it in the vat again.

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ETA – some action photos!

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  • 1. Laura McIntyre  |  April 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The flower is so pretty , i cannot wait to have my own garden and make it all lovely.

    I love the colour of the sheet, now its done what do you use them for?

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    • 2. indigobird  |  April 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm

      Hiya Laura!
      It is a baby carrying wrap, so I use it to carry Emma. I just edited the post with a couple of action photos. 🙂
      I dye using natural dyes and old traditional dyeing processes. It is a bit like cooking!

      Reply

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