17.9.10

Autumn Mauve
























An Autumn Mauve Pack has just fallen from the
fabric tree, right into the shop...













And what´s that? A glimpse into the current production:
Black chokeberries... A friendly Berlin reader sent me
them - straight from her garden - in a parcel, thoughtfully
adding a plant description (from which I learned they
originate from North America).
More about that soon...

Kommentare:

Lisa hat gesagt…

beautiful.. can't wait for mine to arrive!

deanna7trees hat gesagt…

did you really dye that fabric with grapes?

Karen Turner hat gesagt…

It all looks good enough to eat!

ger hat gesagt…

No grapes dye (didn´t mean to suggest that, it was just for the colour), a logwood/brazilwood mix, mostly - but I´m eating the grapes, and tasted the berries, (wonderfully healthy, according to that description, but very bitter...) no fabric eating, though - enough that the apartment suffers from constant fabric constipation...

annell hat gesagt…

I placed my order. I'm very excited! And I do want some of the black that is dyed with chokecherries. You see chokecherries in my area of Northern New Mexico. People make jelly out of them, and now we know they use it to dye. Thanks so much!

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks, Annell... - my choke-b/ch?-erries results so far are different shades of blue + when exhausted a very nice grey - still working at perhaps getting such purple shades out of them too as the paper in the 3. photo...

Julie Shackson hat gesagt…

Lovely colours! I'm about to start a dye jar with the first batch of sloes I collected today. Isn't nature marvelous!

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

Hi, I just found your email and I apologize for not getting to you sooner. (sent you and email today)
Love all your new work...just beautiful as always. <3

arlee hat gesagt…

my momma used to make wine out of them--and sigh when i came home with them crushed in my blouse pockets :)

ger hat gesagt…

So you´ve been dyeing young... ;)