3.6.10

A Wingful

Last Saturday the modem/router broke down and I was left completely internet-less. Well, it meant a productive several days of dyeing, stitching and wirework so at least now when all is finally connected again I can show you a nice group of freshly fledged feathers:

a wingful

IX.XI.

feather No. 12X.

No. 13No. 14

There are three Rara Avis and three of the 'wild', Shells & Feathers, variety. They will all make their way to the shop shortly.

9 comments:

Poorvi said...

So lovely!

Nancy*McKay said...

...a bevy of beauties...

Summer said...

Oh, so lovely!

I've been bouncing around blogdom learning about dyeing with plants. I found this and thought you might be interested (that is, if you haven't already seen it). It's dyeing with indigo without fermentation or mordants...very interesting! http://www.lustauffarben.de/faerben-faerberknoeterich-englisch.html

Eva said...

Thank you, I'm please you like them :)

Summer - that's what I'm planning to do with my homegrown indigo leaves! If they develop the colour in them... I recently bought the book the information comes from (Der Regenbogenfarbendieb). It says this method is perfect for silk. I'm glad you're inspired to do the research :)

elisvermeulen said...

They are stunning.

Brittany Noel said...

Eva, these are so beautiful. I love what you do with color. You get it exactly right every time.

Summer said...

Eva, is the book in English as well? I'm interested to see your results (I'm wondering how it works with cotton, I'm guessing that's what I'd be dying the most).

Yes, I'm trying to get my mind wrapped around the different methods etc. before I dive in. :)

Eva said...

Thanks a lot, Brittany!

Summer - the book is only in Japanese or German. The leaves should be ready to harvest in August so I'll show the results then. Cotton dyes quite well in the vat which has the advantage that it doesn't depend on a supply of fresh leaves so the dyeing can be done anytime in the year.

Summer said...

Ah...interesting! Yes, I can't wait for your results/more info. Thanks Eva!