I have started in on the ribbon orders that have patiently been waiting my return from Houston. So far, I have dyed the base colors on about 750 yards. Next will be the pole wrapping and over dyeing in all the favorite colors. They will find their way across the country as well as to many other countries as soon as they are finished.
I also finished up sorting out and organizing the recently dyed indigo and pomegranate fabrics and moons which are in the shop now in limited amounts. After the holiday I will add more if needed.
I will have them there until Wednesday night when I will close both shops for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am a participant every year in Buy Nothing Day (so called Black Friday) where I don’t purchase or sell anything. Apparently, Black Friday is the new Thanksgiving Thursday according to Walmart and some others. It this really necessary? (Black Friday, who ever gave it that name anyway?)
The shops will be re-opened on Monday so please, have a great holiday. Enjoy your families and friends with great and shared thanks-giving.
Plus! Phil turns 50 next weekend-Happy Birthday to my special guy! There is even a little pre-birthday celebration with the fam later today. A favorite and indulgent cake has been baked…
YUM! And no, you can’t order a slice of cake with your order!
Some random pictures as I prepare for the show coming up.
Pomegranate and indigo on various cloth -a new boro-esque scarf in the works
remember those porcelain bits with edges softened by the sea? some wristlets in the shop.
and one more finished and sent off…
prepping fabrics and materials for the indigo workshop in Houston (booth 1620).
just a glimpse.
pincushion and thread
in the shop
and just a small collection of indigo and pomegranate dyed bits. something for a small experiment.
for someone wanting to try something new. all on old cloth.
pom and indigo set
i am figuring out how to dye with these two separately and together. and what kinds of cloth works best.
and everything else. here is a piece of old silk – silk warp and bast weft. this may be the most favorite thing i have ever dyed so far. the silk floats in the jacquard pattern look like spun gold. there’s a bit of it in the fabric collection…but i had to keep a scrap for myself.
pom and indigo old silk