Friday, August 10, 2012

Drought and dyes

The drought in Oklahoma has really put a damper on late summer dye collections.  Nothing stayed in flower very long and what is here is crispy almost beyond recognition.  Many trees are already turning colors and dropping leaves due to heat stress.  While this puts a damper on fall natural dye classes, it by no means cancels them.  We will still have plenty to dye with and lots of fun.

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to teaching a class on shibori this weekend at City Arts in Oklahoma City.  My romance with indigo continues and we will all be "blue" this Saturday.