Sunday, August 15, 2010

Still winter here, but ...




Our weather is still cold (for us) and very windy with rain inbetween .... but my almond tree has burst into bloom. It's around 40 years old but living next to my compost, it is still happily flowering and producing loads of almonds for summer.







Otherwise I am busily spinning silk for the "sea" in my new tapestry. This skein is from silk hankies and has tiny light yellow spots in it, which I hope will look like the reflection of light ...
The silk I am spinning is tops and has deeper and lighter shades of this sea blue.

2 comments:

kaite said...

lucky you to have a 40 yo almond, have you ever tried dyeing with the leaves?...k.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

I have tried dyeing with the almond shells, but could not get a color. It seems that though walnuts have lots of dye, the almond hasn't. I have not tried the leaves for that reason - have you?