|Thrifted men's camel hair coat -- deconstructed, washed & ready for natural dye workshop|
Today, I did send a heads-up to folks on my email list. (If you're not already on my list, you can sign up here to get those emails. It's a bit different from getting these blog posts by mail.)
In the email, I included a couple of the interesting Ireland links I've been collecting. The Burren is one of our first destinations in Ireland, and the Burren land trust video above is fascinating. April should be a great time to see wildflowers there and elsewhere in Ireland. Here's a list of what might be blooming during the Local Color trip. And here's a list of some traditional Irish dye plants, which includes their Gaelic names.
And now, I really must go finish prepping for this weekend's workshop. These students get the last jug of raithneach (bracken) dye brewed from fresh leaves.
|Raithneach a.k.a. bracken dye|