I had a bit of time recently to just do some wondering and dyeing-and even some stitching. I wondered about collars as opposed to necklaces.
-and I played around with some more needlefelting in combination with the ribbon and pleated silk gauze.
It’s been a crazy day, but it ended with a sweet email from Sofia who was thanking me for well wishes in her new endeavors when she wrote:
“I read your blog updates all the time, and sometimes i find myself spouting facts about indigo and silk cocoons to my own amazement….last time my mother gave such a strange look -where did you learn all this information? i was struck dumb for a moment and said, the shibori girl told me!”
thank you, for all the learning and the beauty”
So perfect-kind of a “back-to-school” message. I was reminded that the best learning is sometimes the learning that takes place when you’re not even aware that it’s going on. This is the sort of thing that I aspire to when I write on this blog. A balance of information and beauty while at the same time entertaining, teaching and working. So thanks Sofia, for the sweet reminder!