Time Flies!

February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick's Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I'm starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now … Continue reading Time Flies!

Madder

This is not a rant. Nor another exposition on going off the deep end and finding my way back (or up out of the depression hole). It's also not about The Yellow Wallpaper, an incredible short story by Charlotte Perkins Gillman that you should read if you haven't. This post is about my recent dye … Continue reading Madder

Indigo

A long time ago, in a land not that far away, I got a Jaquard Indigo Dye Kit from Knit Picks. It's been so long that the product packaging has been updated. I finally used it by starting an indigo vat in mid-June with hookedferret/silverdragn, my dye buddy and enabler. The kit comes with enough … Continue reading Indigo

Dandelions

When I took the natural dye class this spring, taught by Sylvia De Mar through The Art League of Alexandria over the course of 3 Sundays, Sylvia asked us to gather dandelions and bring them in for our last class. She asked for the whole plant - flowers, leaves, stems, roots. I know that dandelions … Continue reading Dandelions