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June 7, 2019

the bag of frozen pomegranate peel I planned to dye with turned out to be avocado (peels and seed)

definitely not the colour I was planning on

all 2 ply handspun wool — from the top – the natural light grey I’m currently spinning, Icelandic and Merino

the fabric is a small linen towel that was dyed with avocado several years ago – a soft peachy brown

according to everything I read avocado is suppose to give pinks – not in my experience

not wanting/needing more beige/brown I put the grey and the Merino in an iron after bath

it is slightly more green than the camera could capture

in searching for a special piece of silk that I know is somewhere

I turned out the box of silk scraps and decided something needed to be done with them

first, ironing

sorting into colours

and then, of course stitching – bojagi (pojagi) a Korean technique

the book Bojagi and Beyondย  is by Chunghie Lee

see my blog onesmallstitch.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/bojagi

or click on “tags” on the right sidebar where there are 30 blogs on the technique

don’t know where the stitching is taking me but it might get big

the foxglove are plentifulย  – I let them self seed, love the patterns

now off to do more ironing – true confession -I like ironing!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2019 4:08 am

    You just follow your interests and experiments from one place to another–lots of fun to be along for the explorations!

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    • June 9, 2019 12:46 pm

      Kerry – guess I have a short attention span – and I realize as I get older that it is time to get on with all those
      “going to try someday” things.

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  2. June 8, 2019 12:58 pm

    foxgloves ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  3. June 8, 2019 8:20 am

    patchwork is so satisfying, even if it’s slow. always so fun to see what it wants to be.

    the little i’ve worked with avocado for color was always separating the pits for pink and skins for more orangey brown, not working with them together. but yes, if i was looking forward to pomegranate’s gold, i would have been disappointed, too!

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    • June 8, 2019 8:37 am

      Aimee – I’ve always wondered if freezing makes any difference – don’t eat enough to have enough fresh at one time. The slow, patient bojagi is very satisfying in a meditative sort of way.

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  4. June 8, 2019 5:35 am

    I like Ironing too!
    Happy stitching…

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  5. June 7, 2019 2:31 pm

    Beautiful foxgloves, and I’m interested to see where this particular bojagi will lead you.

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