We had many successes, but positive results with natural dyeing using plants still eluded us.
The view of the river marsh from our workspace....
Most houses that are adjacent to water are built on stilts. This provides a great area out of the elements to work.This is probably our 4th or 5th such retreat and over time we've dyed just about every fiber material we could get our hands on. There have been many thrift sale finds such as old linens, napkins, aprons, tableclothes, bed sheets, plus socks, underwear. This time I brought a off white knit nightgown that Judy is holding for the photo.
What a transformation after it was ice-dyed!!We divvy up all the chores.......here's one of our lunches that Judy provided.
Even though we really do work almost non-stop, we take time to walk out on the dock to view the breathtaking sunsets.
Late nights are a given as we launder and iron our treasures. We came home with an average of 4 pounds of dyed fabrics each. As they say, a good time was had by all!!