Thursday, 17 July 2014

high summer

slowing down, not rushing

enjoying warm (hot) days

picking courgettes and beans
then eating them for supper

at last Saturday's workshop on Indian Stitching we looked at

banjara stitching

kantha stitching

Indian mirror work

and little samplers were started

which might look like this

I've read The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey - strangely wonderful

next up,  Rumi The Fire of Love by Nahal Tajadod, the story of the great Sufi poet
 and creator of the whiling dervish    I am transported to 13th century Arabia 

today I revived my two week old indigo vat    it's not often in that this 
can be done 'outside' without the aid of a heater of some kind

another indigo workshop this weekend - forecast hot and humid, perfect

now to water the garden and harvest a handful of beans


Els said...

Lovely Indian stitching ... the colourful sampler is gorgeous !
(have fun with the vat ...)

Judy said...

Ah Tiggy, you are so fortunate to have such wonderful workshops nearby! I'm so envious!! I love your Indian stitchery sampler. Your color sense is terrific!

Have fun with your Indigo class. I need to get my vat going….it's always warm and ever so humid here!