Thank you everyone for the comments on the indigo post. I know that here on the blog it's been all about the blue dye for months as if all others have been forgotten. I admit studying the 'king of dyes' has become a passion and I wear my blue nails proudly...
A while ago I visited Art in Action and predictably the highlight of the event for me was the indigo dyeing demonstration. It was great talking to Suad Østergaard and dyeing a sample of oak silk fibers in her vat.
Despite that it's not all blue here. I've been collecting walnuts that are falling unripe from the tree outside and am waiting for goldenrod and my own coreopsis flowers to open.
I've been through a bit of a turbulent time lately but when I can I'm finishing the designs for the poems necklaces. I want to be absolutely 100% sure about them when I show you photos so with apologies I have to say not yet... In the meantime here are two new feathers. Making them is always a joy even on the darkest of days.