Our CSA Farmers included a beautiful bag of
Purple Hull Peas
in our basket this week.
I am very fortunate in that my husband
loves to shell peas while he watches TV!
Works for me: I knit, he shells peas!
I decided to try dyeing with the husks of the beans -
I wrapped some opened shells inside of a long length of silk,
and put the remaining shells in the pot.
In went my bundle:
I didn't cook this one as long as I have others in the past,
and I only let it steep for about an hour.
I'll be opening the bundle in about three weeks.
Before I wrapped up the silk,
I spent a few minutes photographing
the little limb around which it is tied.
The lichen on it was spectacular.
I wonder if it will add more color and design to the silk?
I'm going to bore you now,
with lichen photos.
You can quit looking anytime you wish
but you already knew that!.
I think you may find these interesting:
Don't forget to come back in three weeks
to check out the results!