Tuesday, November 1, 2011

10 Minute Drill #6

Art Bear at the mall

Acorns in the front yard.  Notice the oval shaped spiky leaves?

Walnut tree leaves changing, decorating the driveway!

New little brass dye pot! 

The dye pots:
top left: rust, in a rusty old "horse waterer"
top right: walnuts in great-aunts old first dye pot!   
(you should see me picking up the scraps the squirrels leave & tossing them in!)
bottom left: purple onion (it was fairly spoiled, so I just tossed it in a pot!) in a not supposed to be a dye pot-pot!
bottom right: acorns in the found one-handled pot

Out of the dye pot

 The blue fabric on the right is blueberries...frozen - warmed, then lots of extra juice in the dish...throw in fabric (take out & eat berries first!!)...let sit for days!
The 'lace' was created by my Daddy's grandmother.
Some cotton on the left - walnut dyed
The rest a gift from Deanna!  
Thank you Deanna!
So fun to experiment with new materials!  What a treat!

Gotta Run...have a great night!

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2011


Penny Berens said...

Gotta love those dye pots!

jenclair said...

I've been reading India Flint's book on eco dyeing, so this post is perfect synchronicity.

Love those blueberry blues you got!

Nancy said...

Penny- Yep...I got 'em goin'!!!

Jenclair- It's is a great book!