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Purple Maple

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The new leaves have been unfolding on the purple maple tree in our neighbour's garden. The grass is scattered with the scales that covered the buds.

Dark red or purple in colour they dye purplish grey with alum but gave a bit of wine red when bundled and steamed.

5 comments:

Lauren said...

Such a lot of vivid color was released. I'm excited to see what you'll do with each piece shown.

Pigtails said...

If you ever do a bigger than normal feather, say about 10cm and on a long chain, I would love to buy it! Loving this colour and also the blues. I wear a lot of silver grey and charcoal silk and linen outfits and none of them have quite felt comolete in the absence of a Tinctory Feather Necklace!

kixsune said...

wow, I thought about a raven's feather with this tinge, too. So good.

Eva said...

Thanks! I love the idea of the large feather and/or the raven's feather...

Eva said...

Thanks! I love the idea of the large feather and/or the raven's feather...