|eco printing with flowers from my garden by Eileen Postlethwaite|
|Lace capped primula on paper by Eileen Postlethwaite|
|Now its time to try the process on fabric by Eileen Postlethwaite|
|peeling back the top layer of paper was really exciting, by Eileen Postlethwaite|
|eco printing by Eileen Postlethwaite|
|elderberry dyed fabric by Eileen Postlethwaite|
The dyed fabrics will be made into something. Do you remember my little miniature quilt from Elderberries? sadly it faded to a paler version, as many natural dyes do. I still enjoy dyeing and discovering colours and sewing them. My lovely hare drawing on the pincushion, watching me as I sew.
|using my own homemade inks to draw with by Eileen Postlethwaite|
I am using my own homemade inks and have been working on some new drawings using only my new colours of ink. It feels so me, using my local colours, from picking berries, making inks and using them recording natural objects I have found on my walks. In this fast world it is good to slow down and use a dip pen and quietly work at my drawings, slowly and carefully, no rush just take my time recording my found objects.
Can you imagine the feeling of using your own inks to draw with? Here I used my Elderberry, and Walnut made in 2016, the sycamore is from an elderberry made back in 2015. I am always full of ideas and inspired by where I live. When a peacock butterfly appears on your curtain one morning.
|a visitor delighted us with her beauty on the living room curtain. Eileen Postlethwaite|
Last Friday evening we walked on the shore and my daughter took this photograph just before the sun went down. I think it speaks for itself. We have had such beautiful sunsets. It is nice to share.
|photograph by my daughter Jane Postlethwaite 30 June 2019|
I hope you enjoy seeing what I have been doing. Let me know what your project is and if you have been creative, I would love to hear.
Bye for now Milly.x