remember donovan, try and catch the wind ♪♫ ?
(god, how old am i??)
well, now this Weekend i tried and caught the sun!!
the week was busy with visits here and there and for the Weekend the sons came home, so not much time for artsy stuff...
but: saturday and sunday were super sunny again (with temperatures around 20°c),
so i HAD to do a Little something -
especially because i got a bag of onion Skins from a friend...
[onions are not part of my Food because of my colitis, so i´m always asking friends to collect the Skins]
on saturday i simmered an old bed sheet from grandma in law and let it soak over night.
now is that sunny or what??
sunday morning i took it out for letting it dry in the garden.
timmy soon recognized he was not safe here;)
watering the daisies...
i get such a warm Feeling seing how People mended the holes - not throwing everthing out...
and i think the strip with the buttons could do some good purpose in hanging something ... or so...
i also cut some lace parts from grandma´s Cloth and dyed them, too
i thought some Brown stains could look good there also...
but: the warmest Brown Comes from walnuts, and i hadn´t got some Shells last year.
i remembered i had bought walnut ink crystals in my early stamping days (that means in the mid-1990ies!)... would i find These?
yepp, they were in the organized part of the attic and the shelf was labeled:)
i thought i would try them out:
they are very fine powdered
(consistency of brushos or bistre Color pigments,
if you are familiar with these)
sprinkled onto the wet Cloth they are spreading
but on some places they did not fast enough, so i sprayed some water on... which caused sharp edges. as the Cloth was almost dry there (see upper photo below). but that will be useful anyway...
i also love to dye ripped strips - they do fray a Little bit in the washer (i put them in a separate washing net), but i hope that makes them better useable for fabric weaving)
above: a third cooking with the same brew - now the Cloth really turned out MUCH lighter,
only a Little tanning...
below: the three brews in comparison
i was a Little afraid the walnut stain could vanish in the washer...
but it didn´t
(which means it should be REAL walnut stuff)
btw: the woodgrain look only is made by the camera, not there in real...
and (like cloud watching) i had some Cloth watching;)
i clearly see a feather and a skull...
on tuesday i was invited for dinner - an ex-collegue with a dream of a garden - the japanese cherry tree in full Bloom...
i forgot to photograph the coffee we had with the Dessert, so please take my grounds instead;))
to be honest, the weather was too cold on tuesday to sit outside,
but we enjoyed it anyway.
actually we had only few short showers, so the soil is much too dry meanwhile.
but cooler weather is forecasted for tomorrow...