Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wool Sun block and more

I cut out my next Sun for my wool Sun/Moon quilt. I solar dyed this wool last summer, layering wool fabric with cochineal, madder root and a little Osage orange bark.

Here are the blocks so far. Not laid out in any particular order. There will be one more resist dyed crescent moon, pieced stars and indigo pieced filler strips

My favorite moon with moon beams sprinkling down.

Found these wonderful dried berries on a bush.

Beautiful color for winter.

    This year's "Herb of the Year" is Cilantro/Coriander. People either love cilantro or hate it. Our Herb group will be studying and tasting it all this year.  We'll try and have a few of the haters converted. Coriander is the seed from the cilantro plant.
A few facts on the herb. It is indigenous to Italy, cultivated for at least 3,000 years!
 Romans used the crushed seeds made into a strong teas for fever, chills and flu.
Crush seeds and keep in a small container, inhale deeply 5 x several times a day to improve memory and clear thoughts. can mix with ground cloves.
Active ingredient reduces muscle tension & spasms, use in tincture form. Rub oil of coriander on arthritic joints to reduce swelling and pain.

Members made a few soups for the meeting, wonderful with chopped fresh cilantro in them.

A dessert made with the coriander.

I walked in my kitchen and here were my grandsons "flying" the magic carpet! They are so much fun


Anonymous said...

I love the color of your latest moon!! The purple winter berries are cool. Wonder if that coriander rub would help me? See you soon! Deb C

Judy Martin said...

I too love the ool suns and moons you are creating. xo

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