Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yellows and browns and greens and pinks

So my lichen fermentation is going well, I definitely collected the right lichen, it's turning into an absolutely beautiful magenta red.

Today I'm dyeing a t-shirt yellow with goldenrod. :) It's hang drying as I type.

I'm so excited, I can't wait to see how beautiful it is when it's all dry. <3 br="br">

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I'm incredibly sorry I haven't been posting lately, but really nothing has been happening. I've got Siaga back on his timothy pellets to pack weight on for winter instead of being his fit summer self. We've done a bit of bareback riding but nothing major, since the weather has coincided with my work schedule to be rainy and dreary and cold on every day off and warm and beautiful and sunny every day I have to work. :/

In the mean time, I have taken to my crafting again, with a new vengeance, combining my love of nature and my artistic qualities to form a new passion for herbal dye. I even thought "I'd really like to have a sheep or two" just for the wool to dye! Maybe someday. And maybe someday, I'll have an outdoor fire pit just for sticking big vats of herbal dye and fabric over. :)

Currently I have a jar of British Soldiers Lichen soaking in a solution of ammonia and water to steep for 12 weeks (will be ready December 30th or so) for a beautiful magenta dye. I've got turmeric for yellow and rosemary for a soft sagey green.

This is bliss.

Edit: Also, I just realized this is my 200th blog post here in Hoof Prints, go me!