Saturday, May 28, 2016

- In the company of friends

I wonder sometimes about blogging. Is it too self-ish (as in, too much about self)?

Then something in the ether becomes real and I understand. Today it was this ...


Velma Bolyard's incredible little book about shifu and botanical printing, within which was this unique treasure, front ...


and back ...


And as I peered closely at the colors, fingering the fold and sniffing to catch a whiff (which wasn't there), I thought I really should do some more dyeing. Which led to thoughts about these neglected gifts from the land, cooked up last summer ...


And so I was off and running (stitching). 

Patch #149 is Salvia amistad ...


about which you can read more by clicking the "Dyestuff: Salvia" link at the end of this post or in the Index (right side-bar).

And if you look back over the past few days, you will find I've added other dyed patches as well.