Sunday, November 20, 2011

dyeing and printing fabric with 'eco dyes' from a beginner

I recently read India Flint's book Eco Colour and wanted to try something before the great freeze. This is my first large trial - an old cotton dish towel rolled around a copper pipe and a steel engine part (?) I also soaked some leaves in water first since they were a bit dry. There are a few smooshed rose hips and a few thin pieces of steel And a small piece of bark with fungi/lichen on it . Rolled it up tight and tied some wool yarn around the bundle and simmered it in vinegar water. Then left it outside to freeze for a week.

I'm looking forward to spring now --- it's addicting I suspect! Doesn't it look like a spine & hip xray?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

the real vegetable pizza!

I'll bet I'm not the only one that made a pizza tonight that had a real vegetable on it! I looked at leftover delicata squash in my refrigerator and then glanced over to the garlic and chive cheese curds and an idea was born - a scathingly brilliant idea (well - sort of)  I mashed the squash with a little butter and added pepper and ground nutmeg. Then when the crust was baked I spread the mashed squash and added fried onions and the sliced cheese curds. It really was so good I forgot to take a picture until it was ..... (I make a small pizza) ....
it tastes better than it looks. Appearance needs tweaking --

Tuesday, November 15, 2011