Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tieing Beans into Silk
I have been tieing dozens of beans ( berlotti and canneloni) into silk with nylon knitting thread. Tomorrow I will dye it. It was so sunny the last couple of days that I was in a colour mood again- but alas today it was overcast with a bit of drizzle- grey day. This method of dyeing silk works best when its very sunny and it dries quickly.If its overcast again tomorrow I will perhaps use a hair dryer to get it dry. Any guesses for how many Beans I tied into the piece of silk- which was 50 cm by 120 cm long? It took quite some time!
I also hand printed some pomegranates- I want to make more pomegranate postcards to take to Europe with me. I also have a couple of dye orders ( small ones to complete) but I keep putting it off- sometimes it is hard doing those have to jobs.
I did sew some lettuce ( 3 different varieties) radicchio, tatsoi, cabbage and celery yesterday- hope it all comes up. The drizzle should do it good.