The Dye Jars Are Singing
Here at tinctory a long list of custom orders is being made for the most patient and understanding people (some of whom have been waiting for a long time). There are future thistles with bathing caps on soaking in strong tea in a former honey jar. There are bundles of silk in several shades of blue being mordanted. They await yellow and purple overdyeing. Other bundles in a variety of colours have just come out of indigo. The vat looks tired so I'm cooking it a nourishing meal of bran. After that I'm preparing more thistles because the dyeing is so hit and miss (only one of the two in the photo came out right).
I'm sorry to say I'm not taking any more custom requests for now. After I've finished the list I'd like to make a few things for the shop (feathers, shells, semicircle necklaces...) and then take the time to play and experiment with something new.