Monday was a dyepot day at Megan Greenholt's Warwick Farm. It is a little like being in a dream out there with her kitchen garden, dyer's garden, chickens, dogs and cats. Everywhere, inside and out illustrates well-maintained earthy abundance.
Megan has a ton of samples of different dyes she's experimented with: marigold, rose madder, alkanet, pokeberry, indigo; some are overdyed. But will you look at this luscious spread!
and Brenda's hand after picking pokeberries
We processed the fresh leaf indigo dye. Picking, stewing, de-oxigenating, re-oxigenating.
Stewed down the pokeberry. Our samples are with Megan while they linger in the dye.
and kept the black walnut pot going. Which never seems to quit.
Here I am, laying some leaves onto a piece of pre-dyed Kona cotton.
Here it is with some of the indigo
How lucky am I to have these friends? Thank you, Brenda, for taking such fantastic pictures. Megan's not a huge blogger but take a look here.