There has been that subtle change in the light for some time now and it has felt autumnal in that the humidity has dropped. The leaves on my cherry tree are turning yellow and falling as are others.
Nighttime temps are also falling, but they’ll be up and down until later in the month. However, it’s going to affect the vat – something I need to bear in mind. Today, though, reduction and color is satisfying.
The indigo has begun to bloom. It’s late, but we will have Indian summer – the growing season isn’t over by a long shot.
I’m in the process of unbinding this scarf or piece – it took months to stitch, so is there any hurry in unwrapping it?
It was simply an exploration in pattern, very nearly ended up red and not indigo. Indigo was the easier way to go at this point.
In preparing for my upcoming workshop, I’ve been exploring those different aspects of texture in different contexts. Each context holds a world of possibility – that means not just the aspect of the exploration, but maybe even stories.
Another sure sign of autumn – it always blooms around the equinox, sometimes on the day. Today we had full bloom. I begin looking for shoots mid-September and then watch the bloom process – so rewarding. The Japanese call it Higanbana.