Friday, May 3, 2013

Natural Dyeing, Spinning, Weaving

I got the privilege of going out to Tanglewood Farm this afternoon to take some pictures from day two of Dianne's natural dye workshop taught by Dagmar Klos, author of The Dyer's Companion.  No surprise, the venue, hostess, instructor, students, subject matter...were all beyond outstanding.  I can't wait to see their final results.
 

As I was reviewing my photographs I found a whole series of foggy morning shots I'd taken here a couple days ago and almost forgotten about.  A little of nature's colorwork with some intricate spinning and weaving thrown in to freak Karen out because you know I love my spiders :-).














18 comments:

Miha Giustina said...

Beautiful close-ups, as always! :-)

Miha Giustina said...

p.s.
the spider web in the 4th shot from below looks pale pink and then changes to pale green, only to fade to its natural white color. Very cool!

Jean said...

I'm loving all the green and pink after having been part of the MN snow event Thursday! And the webs are awesome too!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Lovely! You've captured what I love most about the foggy mornings!!

I hope you're doing well! We are in TN, and there are lots of sheep around, which make me think of you! :-)

I need orange said...

Wow. What a spectacular bunch of shots. Isn't it wonderful to see PINK in the landscape?

Love the apples, love the lilac (with droplets!), love the spiderwebs....

Great job!

thecrazysheeplady said...

I love the pink and green web too! Can't figure out exactly how that happened. Must be a reflection (?) as I don't see anything behind shining through. I love when my camera shows me something I didn't see before.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great shots, now you can put together a flower calendar also. Love the foggy morning photo.

LaColline said...

The tri-color web is stunning (I, too, thought it might be reflecting the colors around it --but then, it might just be spider magic), and the last photo looks like sparkly cake icing -good enough to eat.

But it is the 11th frame that brought me to giggles and awe. That is one industrious spider! (...or just showing off!)

Terry and Linda said...

Extremely interesting!

Linda
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Alice said...

Those web captures are works of art! Perhaps the spider doing the rainbow web attended Diane's dye class !
All stunning photos, Sara.

Spinners End Farm said...

Gorgeous! I too love spiders and their weavings. We humans didn't come up with many original ideas....

Leslie said...

Marvelous web shots! I always stitch a spider web onto my crazy quilt pieces and often use them in my mixed media art.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely dew laden web and fruit blooms!

Sheepmom said...

Beautiful shots, as always. We are a ways from apple blossoms, but I know it's coming. We hope to start turning our sheep out for brief periods in the next day or so. Love the fog and dew.

Terry said...

So beautiful!
I am learning to weave - I just completed my 1st homework for "4 Shaft Beginning Basics".

lecoinperdu said...

lovely photo's! The blossoms(apple or peach?) are beautiful!
Ronelle

Maureen said...

Wow incredible photos! I am green with envy at all the green and pink! It is still so brown here as Spring is so late in arriving.

Strawberry Lane said...

Spectacular photos! Really impossible to pick a favorite. What a visual treat!

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