This is a long weekend, and for me that always means that I have a chance to work on some big projects.
This weekend, Olive and I have been working on some hand dyeing. We dyed this length of linen, among some other things. This would make a fantastic dress! There are about five yards of this gorgeous stuff.
I love this fabric, and I'd just hang it up to look at it if I had a large enough space. If there was more, I'd make new curtains for our living room.
It's really interesting the way that the black dye broke down. It's black, dark blue, and around some of the central motifs are peach halos. You can't plan this stuff. It's such an unpredictable art form. To some extent, I control the patterning, and I know which colors are mixed to make the dye base colors, so *can* know which colors will show up in the cloth... but so much is just chance. I think that's why it's so fun. Every time I open a bundle, I'm amazed.