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April 4, 2014

preparing the garden for Spring planting

deep digging to rid the garden of the extremely invasive Japanese anemone

 accidentally dug up a large rhubarb root, the dirt is scrubbed off with an old toothbrush

P1040709in Natural Dyes  Dominique Cardon gives instructions for dyeing wool yellow/orange

think I’ll give it a try on silk


the natural dyed silk hankies are spinning up slowly

Carole Sabiston’s retrospective exhibitionEverything Below, All of the Above

at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

is well worth a visit

P1040686my favorite piece titled – Royal Fireworks Suite, 1984

she works in very large-scale,  this piece covers an entire wall

P1040687layers of small fabric strips and pieces sandwiched between net and top stitched

then cut into strips vertically or on the diagonal and re-joined

the colours are stunning

P1040690after a trip to Japan

P1040701Japan Journey  1979

P1040691Self Portrait: The Cocktailer, 1984

recycled fabrics and labels are used in many pieces

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  1. April 4, 2014 5:31 pm

    Spring is a great time of the year. Love that yarn.


    • April 4, 2014 5:37 pm

      Hi Myra – I’m digging my indigo plot between doing the taxes. I love the new life and growth.


  2. April 5, 2014 7:47 pm

    For sure lots of gardening needing doing right now. Rhubarb root is a really nice strong dye. I got some to play with a few years ago when my rhubarb needed dividing. It even permanently stained the plastic bucket that I collected it in! Your silk hanky yarn is very pretty too.


    • April 5, 2014 9:01 pm

      Louisa – the root is now soaking after 1 hour simmer – colour is very strong. Dyeing tomorrow.


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