. Processing Messiness . I wrote a blog post over a month ago about the lichen that went into dyeing three of the stripes on this golden gradient wrap. The link is in my bio now this week. Please check it out to get the full story behind this series of process photos. . (If you are interested in purchasing one of these large, light, squishy, wraps, you can DM me.) . #process #metaphor #lichendye #naturaldyed #fromtheland
It doesn’t look glamorous, but this is a MAJOR studio improvement that happened today. Drainage and a stone surface for indigo processing and dyeing. The green glow in the background are the indigo plants, growing well. . #vermontgrown #japaneseindigo #artfarmer #persicariatinctoria #studiodreams
These are strange days of making, with no real idea of where or when stuff will be sold. These wovens I’m working on are simple, just letting the natural dyes and fibers do their thing while I listen to the baby birds cheeping through the open door and wish for the world to be healed. #handwoven #naturaldye #fromtheland
So touched by the comfort tree swallow parents provide their babes. I did a quick wellness check on my birdhouses this morning and found these itty-biddies cozy in a nest of guinnea hen feathers imported from a half mile away. The bluebird brood in the other box fledged two days ago so I provided a cleaning and airing out service so the parents can return for brood #2 if they choose.
In humble support and solidarity #blackouttuesday
Time for the four week old indigo plants to go in the ground! It just happens to be in a brand new waxing moon too.. I have lots of good feelings about how healthy these plants and the soil are looking. And 🤞 the voles seem scarce. More planting scenes in my stories. #persicariatinctoria #polygonumtinctorium #japaneseindigo #vermontgrown #naturaldye #farmtofashion #indigofarm