Friday, August 28, 2015

- Spin cycle

I honestly didn't realize how well my thrift store collection of linen was doing until I cut some scraps for a walnut dye test ...

Thrifted linen
As usual, the persimmon served as my drying rack ...




But I brought them in still wet and therefore darker than they will eventually be after washing since we were headed out of town ...


And in return for Grace's wonderful gift, here is a picture of our newest neighbor, a writing spider, also known as a golden silk orb spider ...


The body is about one inch long, the legs considerably longer ....


which I first learned about here.

Addendum:

Results after dipping the lower right corner of each patch in plain water ...


Now to the washer to see what happens.

9 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

your friend...oh how perfect she is and how BeautyFull her work is... I'm watching for the one here, it's always August when she appears...
so do you LOVE the saddening with the walnut?????? even just a quick dip can make all
the difference in the world for me

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful rainbow of colour and special weaver

Liz Ackert said...

I do love the saddening with walnut ... and how the color isn't even, making the eye move over the cloth.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... it doesn't take a lot to find happiness, does it?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

YES....it does what it does

Liz Ackert said...

Still, I wonder how it will hold over many washings ... I may have to work India Flint's advice to re-dye as needed into my cloth planning

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Interesting!

Morna Crites-Moore said...

Oops! There is a typo in my link to my website (when you click on my name). It SHOULD be mornacrites-moore.com. :-)

Liz Ackert said...

So glad you stopped by ... don't know how I've managed to missed following you in the past, but have remedied the situation by adding your blog address to the KINDRED SPIRITS list