Wednesday, June 20, 2012
My first rust dyeing project turned out perfect for my Summer Solstice block. A little hand quilting and beading and it's ready for the quilt.
And we are celebrating summer here, it's been in the 90's and very humid. A little too hot and humid.
"Legend has it that herbs harvested during summer solstice have special powers for healing and protection. It was thought to be a magical night and you would be able to see fairies and elves if you picked fern spores at the stroke of midnight. Herbs associated with midsummer traditions are chamomile, cinquefoil, elder, fennel, roses, mugwort, rue and St. John's Wort." Susan Betz "Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles".
They say you can get a pale pink with the tops. I chopped them up and simmered it, the color looked like a muddy gold.
I added a few correopsis tinctoria to the pot, this little flower has so much dye packed in it.
Pulled out a pretty piece of peachy-gold with orange spots fabric.
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Posted by Kathy -MIQuilter