When you’re feeling a bit down….. PLAY!!

It started Sunday evening…… a long day at work and was bushed. Feeling a bit low. SO, I decided to make myself (or Jeph) a new shopping bag out of some more of the onion skin dyed linen/cotton left over from last year. Stayed up until 3 in the morning (it was my ‘Friday’) and the bag was done except for the dyeing.

The next morning I soaked it in salt/vinegar water then piled on the leaves! Rolled it around an iron pipe….. plopped it into the pressure cooker along with a tea ball filled with madder and red rooibos tea. ‘Cooked’ it for about 45 minutes. 

After that was done, I went to work on four old tee-shirts that I’d been soaking in soy milk/washing soda water for a few days (stinky!).

I bundled them and boiled/steamed them for about 2 1/2 hours. Boiled/steamed? Yeah….. they didn’t fit down into the pot so I covered the whole thing with a tent of aluminum foil. A side note….. the eucalyptus leaves that I gathered at Lilly’s new apartment showed up more when bundled along with some rusty objects!

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Old stained shirts…… and their new life!


6 thoughts on “When you’re feeling a bit down….. PLAY!!

    • Thank you Monika!
      Doing all of the dyeing, plus spinning two skeins of yarn (the first time that I’ve used my drum carder in over 8 weeks!) really have made my days off of work feel wonderful!
      Tomorrow I will dye my hand spun yarn, and some commercial yarn, with the walnuts I gathered a bit ago. I’m excited!

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