Ohhhh, I've been planning to do this for soooo long
and never came to it ...
Perhaps all the wonderful stuff
at the Weaver's Market in Hoorn
gave me the last push
I know :
I love all the natural dying stuff I see and hear about
(surely after that indigo workshop)
I don't have enough room ( and pans, electric hob)
nor do I have the skills (and recipes)
to do so successfully.
So I stuck to the "good old" Procion dye
(I did that with a good friend some years ago)
Preparing the dye (with mouth cap and gloves)
Strands of cotton and silk waiting on cling film.
First one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . then a lot more
waiting for 24 hours.
First harvest of the wonderful silk
(looks like normal cotton embroidery floss :
only 8 strands instead of 6,
and thinner !)
Started with the second batch today !