Today I have been doing a variety of crafty things.
I made up a dye bath using elderberries, it is maturing at the moment. The colour looks glorious but the dye is apparently quite weak and fades rapidly in sunlight. While the dye bath looks a rich purple red the fabric may end up being a pale silver lilac. Such is the unpredictability of natural dyeing.
I have also been doing some more surprise stitchery....
And finally, I have been setting out fabric scraps to make a journal cover for my next trip to New Zealand. It feels a little odd to be using commercial fabrics again but the Kiwiana range is glorious. I shall hand stitch the journal cover in a similar style to the prayer flags I made and the visitor book cover I made for the Bach.
The nights are drawing in and it feels very much like Autumn, I am certainly doing more sewing than gardening although Al's veggies are still producing quite prolifically.