zaterdag 27 december 2014

Medicine pouch

This month I made a medicine pouch. 
I felted merino wool around a pebble and did some embroidery on the pouch. The feather is for the element of air.

vrijdag 31 oktober 2014


Look at the resemblance, I just noticed today, while browsing my photos!

woensdag 15 oktober 2014

For colder days

A friend got me into knitting a shawl. And another friend taught us how to do this pattern. I don't think of myself as a knitter, but this shawl was very appealing so they won me over. And it's also getting me out off my own box, trying new things even if it's just a shawl.

Mother Earth's Colours

I got some walnuts from a friend, so I made a nice walnut soup for my sock yarn. The funny thing was that it smelled like paint. No mordant needed, too. Just walnuts and water. I love it because it all comes from Mother Earth.

The yarn got a nice warm brown colour. I dip dyed it. Later I put a can in the soup and that gave a grey brown colour.  It's just magic.

woensdag 1 oktober 2014

The box

Sometimes it feels as if I'm in a box. It's a safe place, but it blocks the view.

But I can look over the box carefully, and gradually try to get out of it. I can always return to it, can't I?

woensdag 10 september 2014

Weaving, Making a Mordant, and Making an Oil and Ointment.

 I have been busy weaving in Jude Hill's Considering Weave. It's the first time I'm weaving.
Last week I made Rhubarb mordant. It's made of the leaves.

I'm in an on line course of traditional medicine. Curanderismo. It is very interesting and it inspired me to make some dandelion oil and comfrey ointment.

woensdag 13 augustus 2014

Well, that's a long time ago!

Well, and I don't know what to say about my blogging absence... but here I am again.