Thursday, 3 March 2011

A little late for St. David's Day

Our afternoon meeting this week was the day after Gwyl Dewi Sant (St. David's Day).  No daffodils out yet in LlanfairTH, and a vicious frost overnight.  In fact, not all the snowdrops are in bloom yet...
Snowdrops glowing in the gloom,
daffodils thinking about opening, but perhaps not yet...
and pussy willows on Salix irorata - don't know if it yields a dye, although the bark is a purplish red;
..but Spring is nearly here.

However, JM has already been busy dyeing:  the amazing orange was achieved with eucalyptus leaves (the yellow is from the "exhaust", i.e. the colour left after the first dyebatch).

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