7.10.10

The berry story













As I mentioned before, some weeks ago a friendly
Berlin reader offered to send me chokeberries
(Apfelbeeren) from her garden...













Mauve, again...?! No, it only looks like that untill
washed - which suited me fine ("blue is the only colour
I feel comfortable with", Franz Marc said)...













I dipped some stuffed hearts in the liquid, though,
to keep that shade...













Here are two portions of chokeberry grey (dyed
in exhausted brew), spot dipped in a fresher one -
unwashed on the left, washed on the right...













And here´s a nice land(moon?)scape (finished state)...













Could have gotten darker blues out of them
(still have some more of the berries left in the
fridge), but I liked the gentle, faded shades better -
they go very nicely with the soft, timeworn cottons
I used...
























A Berry Blues Pack, a Berry Clouds Pack and a
October Silk Pack will be in the shop later this
afternoon, together with some Mixed-media...

Kommentare:

jude hat gesagt…

may we should eat these.

ger hat gesagt…

What´s that supposed to mean...? she got more than she can use - + to me, though healthy, they taste ugly...

Lisa hat gesagt…

everything you do is magic..love it all..truly delicious!

Connie Rose hat gesagt…

Those finished fabrics ARE gorgeous. I love your soft colorways -- very inspiring!

arlee hat gesagt…

i would drink them :) they make an excellent wine! the fabrics are so sweet and evocative of older days--or do i mean younger days?

notmassproduced hat gesagt…

beautiful colours - i love all this natural dying you're doing

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you, I´ll pass on the compliments to the berries... - you mean BETTER days, Arlee - pity I´m a teetotaller, so what else could I do for a little fun than dye...;)

elisvermeulen hat gesagt…

Amazing colours.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks for stopping by, Elis...

Jo Wholohan hat gesagt…

just beautiful, i love the soft mottled colours xx

Julie Shackson hat gesagt…

I've never eaten, drunk, or even seen these berries, but what a fabulous range of purples and blues!

ger hat gesagt…

I had never seen them before, too - thank you both...

helen hat gesagt…

I tried to open a google account for commenting on here, and others, I want to see if this works. Love all your quotes (Oct. 5) and that blue long cloth. tried to comment way back then but . . .
try try again. Ha!

liniecat hat gesagt…

They look abit like sloe berries we have in the Uk and if they are, then make a great slow gin by adding them to cheap n cheerful gin
with sugar, about now and then by christmas, drink the magical pink gin youve made!lol

ger hat gesagt…

Well, hello Helen - I knew you would make it somewhen, somehow, ha... - + well, Liniecat, I might pass on that recipe to the berry giver...

jackie hat gesagt…

Lovely colours. I like your quote about Hope.

nerospostandpatch hat gesagt…

Hello! The best berries!!! Perhaps not so tasty just like that but make the best pie, muffins, dessert 'soup' etc! Enjoy if you get more!
The colours you made with these berries are also the best! wonderful tones of blue, grey etc. My favorites!
You have lavely creations!
Best wishes Finnish woman living in Crete (here missing these berries from Finland!)

Deb G hat gesagt…

Dreamy, dreamy blues. Love the heart and the drifting colors...

ger hat gesagt…

Drifting blues + greys ARE the best, I agree ;) thanks, everyone...