Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Read any good books lately?

I have just taken two new instant books out of the pot this morning, and already I can tell that they will make wonderful reading.  I got some very good, clear prints of some lovely leaves, and all together they tell me what went on in the cookpot.  For this recipie, I used the leaves from Oak (Quercus), Cercis Canadensis (Redbud), Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinensis), Wild grape, (Vitis vitis) along with some scrap steel wire, some washer andrusty bottle caps.  I had a copper rich dyebath used about 3 times before, in an aluminum pot, so you can see that there was quite a mixture of metals and plant materials full of tannins.  The results were very satisfying to me, and I hope they will be to you also.