They ask me to do a natural dye demonstration. I tried to bring a variety of ideas, from simmering in the pot to solar dyeing. From a few of my finished quilts to a basket of dyed yarn.
I also brought a couple of pieces of Eco dyed wool and unrolled them during the demo. This one was dandelion flowers.
This one I rolled up dried eucalyptus leaves from last summer. It take a lot of steaming to break them down enough to release their dye. Surprising how much dye is in those dried up leaves.
I found this quilt fascinating, the artist (sorry I didn't get her name) raises peacocks. She used their feathers in some of the blocks,
They love learning new things.
I also was gifted this twig trellis. I placed it in front of my herbs. I'm going to plant a climbing flower on it this summer. Orange pansies are blooming from last Falls planting.
It's been so cold our lilacs are a good week behind. They usually are in full bloom by Mother's day.
And back at work on top of my file when I up all my summer annuals to keep over the winter a beautiful pansy is blooming.