I had wanted to post about my helper cat Miro who purrs his head off when I give him a piece of tissue paper to sit on, keeping him away from disrupting my fabrics. This same good natured cat who was so grumpy when I put the indigo vat in his sunbathing spot. He took his position and stared at it!!
I had wanted to post about making dye from ivy in my garden and about the other promising plants.
I had wanted to post about the inspiration I got from India Flint's work, the plants I bundled in silk and the surprises emerging after a few days or a week.
Well, I start with introducing my helper Miro.
This was a wonderful experience!
We made river books with drawings, poems and plants. There was so much, I'll be writing more about that soon.
One smaller part was creating a paper and fabric book which I damaged by giving it a gentle squeeze when wet... can you imagine?!! So at home I put it on the floor in my studio for drying and repair. Miro was eying it up straight away. He likes to sit on it and scratch, not a happy cat when the door to the studio remained closed.
Here is the piece repaired and stitched together again with green tea dyed silk and linen, not perfect but I am happy.
I can't wait to see it appear in my letter box!