Libby is away today on a social outing with a respite group ,so I decided I would do some more spring cleaning …..But we have been enjoying the howling westerlies for the last few days and today they are back again.So had a rethink and went to see if any branches from the gumtree outside my back fence had come down .Collected what I needed and got organised to do some ecodying….Ive only done it a few times with mixed results .Here is one roll done and the layout of the second roll, these are both done on old wool blanketing and I also did 2 Archers 300gsm watercolour paper bundles.Ive never eco dyed paper before though I have and do rust watercolour paper to use in my journals.Normally I simmer my dye baths over an open fire in the back yard but there was no way I was going to do that today so dug up the camping stove and used the kitchen sink.Will post images of the finished paper and cloth tomorrow or Monday as once they are cooked I will leave them over night to cool .The house smells of eucalyptus a nice change from the dust smell the winds are bringing.I have a week at the beach with the carers group coming up and while sitting watching my pot simmer, I made up this little journal to use .Its likely to be our last carers holiday with NDIS coming in ,plus Libby will be too old for the NDIS when it starts up in our area . In September I will start contacting departments and finding out what Libby’s future will entail.
Well Im now off to do some hand sewing in my latest fabric book
bye for now. F