Tissu à Colorier avec des Plantes (coloring fabric with plants)

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Creating La Belle Vie

I was so inspired by an article in the September issue of Martha Stewart magazine about an artist who grows wonderful herbs and flowers for dye and colors her own textiles to create art.

Many years ago some dear friends of mine bought me a picture that showed a woman weaving and had each plant for color listed around her. I often looked at that and thought I would do that some day.

I dreamed of it all last week, planning out a beautiful dye garden. In the meantime I bought some gorgeous purple cabbage, took one of Doug’s old t-shirts, and began to create something beautiful varying the recipes given in that article.

In a stainless steel pot, I brought 12 cups of water and 2 cups of sea salt to boil and added the shirt. That simmered for one hour. When cool, I pulled it out, wrung it…

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