"Together we can end the Holocaust against the environment."
-Haida Gwaii, Traditional Circle of Elders
We are all familiar with the Holocaust against the people. When this happens we feel bad and we vow never to let it happen again. We need to seriously examine what human beings are doing to the Earth and the environment. Many species are extinct and many more will become extinct during the next 10 years. We are methodically eliminating life that will never return again. Today, we should take time to pray real hard so we wake up before it is too late.
Yesterday I spent some time in my studio. I thought I'd show you how I store some of my natural dyed fabrics and yarns. I love to see the fabrics and my metal baskets show them off wonderfully.
(I do not keep them near a window or bright lights)
Saturday when we were at a yard sale at an old farm house I found this old egg basket (poking out of the dumpster). The farmer couldn't understand what was exciting about it!
The results from my dyeing with Hopi sunflower seeds, left to right. Seeds scattered in the wool, wrapped and steamed, wool simmered in a iron pot with the seeds, wool simmered in a stainless steel pot.
My friend just bought a new house and is cleaning out the garage and shed, he's bringing me all the wonderful rusty metal pieces to use. It's going to be a fun summer (if it ever warms up).
I spent one evening last week layering and pinning my wool quilt. After sitting like this 5 hours I didn't think I'd ever walk again!