Julie and Kat, can't remember what was in that pan though.
In the studio
The washing line was full of samples I had brought with me. The clothes dryer was becoming full of the samples from the pans.
The cochineal pan, Nigel had the job of crushing them before dyeing.
On the day we dyed with dry daffodil heads, these are marigold heads from a previous session.
The Brazilwood pan, can't nature produce amazing colours?
Birch bark before being added to water.
And finally a rescue. On Wednesday Simba cat had been very interested in a baby sparrow. A short while later I saw him looking very smug with a very full mouth (think hamster). I realised that anything in his mouth would be dead but couldn't bear the thought of him eating anything with feathers. After catching him I made him give up his mouthful and imagine my surprise when instead of sparrow I discovered tiny mouse. It looked very dead and was placed in a container until I could dispose of it without the cat seeing him. When DS came in from school the mouse started to jump up and down in the container very much alive. DS then took it into the cornfield in front of the house and realised it (cue Born Free music), I couldn't resist sharing this photo of the tiny tiny mouse.