jar magic

I have been stuffing jars with silk thread and tissue silk in the Stuff Steep and Store method albeit with less store than some. I leave them on the balcony rail in the sun where they get visited by one of our cats.

on guard ….. keeping watch over my jars of goodness #solardye #silk #naturaldye

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This afternoon seemed like the right time to open two jars, one was Coreopsis flower with copper pictured third from the left {above}  and the other Montbretia flowers second from the left which are a weed here. Pictured on my new apron that has been made from an opshop (suspect) silk nightshirt, it has two pockets one especially for my trusty secateurs.

jar number two

I have wrapped another piece of tissue silk cause it makes such lovely twine/string some paj and a cotton hankie just to see what happens over time….this jar has purple carrot, turmeric and carrot tops let me see how long I can leave it out in the sun the lid is black and it seems to heat up well during the day.

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un bundled

My little jar of tissue silk and silk floss sat for a whole two weeks ….. i am not so good on the store side of life ! The coreopsis is a sunny colour, the silk string and floss that wrapped my little bundles came out a wonderful shade the tissue silk is destine for string twining .

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bundle in a jar

I follow India Flints Facebook page and she now has a new book out stuff, steep and store, I don’t have the book yet…. but have had a sneak preview here
I have also been following Elizabeth Bunsen and have decided to do her workshop in Newcastle in April