Sometimes a slow unfolding is required
This be-horned one has lain on my table for over a year, somehow I lost her along the way
But over the past few weeks, I have heard a whispering, though somewhat indistinct at first.
Whispers of a tale unravelling....
I sensed she was a shy one and so I stole away, ears straining hard lest I miss her murmurings and inspired to try dyeing with red cabbage, I filled a pot.
After simmering and steeping in the vat, I poured some of the dye bath into a jar and left fabric overnight, to steep further.
A little dyer's alchemy and the remaining vat turned a beautiful shade of teal (accompanied by a squeal of delight...)
The initial dip in the bicarbonate of soda and red cabbage vat yielded a subtle pale aqua
Then both vats decanted, I waited and prodded and waited....
The first three from the left were from the dye bath with bicarb added and two on the right were from the initial red cabbage only vat.
I love the subtlety and the variety of shades produced from the two dye baths.
I offer her the bundle and wait...