before the drizzle returned to deepest darkest Devon there was a brief summer - al fresco eating, living outside, bare footed, planting.
And heat for the cauldron full of dyeing experiments.
one of the results - I had brewed a windfall-lichen broth, clamped some silk, and hey presto lovely patterns. Leaf eco-prints are yet to be... I like these repeating patterns and strange alchemy going on between the clamps and broth.
Cauldron lid - impromptu slate - did the job kind of. didn't boil but there was steam - - -
straight out of the cauldron after cooling down over night, the clamp removed and patterns revealed. The petals are from calendula from last summer, that had been brewing in a jar over the winter - kept their colour all that time.