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Lavender Wreaths

What to do when the lavender is in full bloom? It’s time to make wreaths!

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Lady’s Bedstraw Dye

I planted this from seed a few year’s ago and harvested some recently. Planting it in a pot makes it easy to get all the roots.

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Guyabate (Guava Paste)

My daughter has a guava tree with a huge amount of fruit this year so we made guyabate! It naturally has a lot of pectin so no need to add more.

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Plant Dyed Embroidery Thread

My main COVID craft has been embroidery so I ordered some silk thread and have been playing around with different color blends. The great thing about dyeing small batches of embroidery thread is you just need a small amount of material.

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Preserved Limes

I’m visiting my daughter and she has limes in her garden!

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Calendula Cream

I love giving this cream during the holidays. If you still have flowers blooming or you dried some over the summer here is how to make this easy gift!

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Fresh Indigo Dyeing with Salt

I grew a lot of Japanese indigo this year and am trying different processing methods. Fir small projects this salt method works well.

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Plum Crazy

So many plums! With all the heat this summer the plums are ripening sooner than usual.  Yippee! I never really understood the term “plum crazy” until this year’s banner harvest; I can’t stop picking when there is ripe, juicy fruit to be had and every possible space is covered with some plum related project. Have […]

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Walnut Dyed Shibori Napkins

We never have enough napkins so I made some new ones!

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Dyeing with fresh indigo is easy! Another option is massaging the leaves with salt and squeezing out the liquid. The leaf paste can also be spread on fabric for a targeted pattern.

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