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As The White House released its budget request for the 2018 fiscal year on Tuesday, the Trump administration made good on its promise to target deep cuts to federal spending on climate, energy, science, research and other programs widely seen as critical to America’s ability to adapt to a warming world and reduce its impact on the climate...
Have been on the lookout for ‘dodder’ for several years now….. this year, after the mild Spring and higher moisture, I found many clumps scattered here and there. Exciting!
Here is a link for more info about dodder… if you are interested. https://en.wikipedia.org/
Little granddaughter sized tee shirt…… using dodder as an eco print element along with cotinus leaves.Click to view slideshow.
Shirt dyed in a dodder dye bathe …..
Fun find….. and even more more experiment!
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Eilen tulivat kehräämöstä sinne syksyllä viemämme villat lankoina takaisin.
Kyllä nyt taas riittää värjättävää lankaa:) Aluksi värjään lisää lankaa torille, ja sen jälkeen myös nettikauppaan. Tarvitaan ensin lisää sinisiä, jotka värjään nyt jauhemaisella luonnonindigolla, ja paljon sinisiä tarvitaan myös pohjaksi vihreisiin, jotka ovat jo ihan lopussa. Omat väritattaren taimet odottavat istutusta ulos, ja ehkä uskallan laittaa ne harson alle loppuviikosta. Morsingot ovat myös jo taimella, samoin resedat selvisivät hyvin siirrosta ulos penkkiin. Ulkoakin alkaisi jo kohta saada erilaisia lehtiä keltaisten värien lähteeksi. Puutarhassa kukkivat narsissit:).
Yesterday we got yarns from the spinnery, these were made from the wool we took there last November. I have now lots of yarn to dye:) First I have to dye more yarn for the market, and after that also to the online shop. First I need a lot of blue which I will dye with natural indigo powder, also blue is needed as a base for greens which are most already sold out now. My own japanese indigo seedlings are waiting to be planted out, perhaps I will do it later this week if the weather stays warm. After an unusually cold spring it has been now very warm since last week-end. Also woad is already growing, and weld seems to be ok after I transplanted them outside some time ago. Everything has started to grow and there are a lot of green leaves which I can collect to use for yellows. In the garden daffodils are flowering:).
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