Sunday from 10-1 on the green in Canaan will be the last farmers market of the season. Come on down and stock up on some pasture raised chicken to get you thru the winter…
This week was full of back-to-school excitement and the slanting light of late summer. Soon there will be a chill in the air and I’ll be able to wear a sweater and socks. My favorite time of year.
Well all, I just couldn’t help myself. I love the process of shibori dyeing so much that I just had to make some scarves!
These scarves are a blend of linen and rayon with a beautiful drape. The indigo blue color is traditionally used to dye blue jeans and I haven’t met a skin tone that it doesn’t look radiant on.
If you’d like to have one of your own you can find them in my shop on etsy.
Here’s a link to my etsy shop.
All my best to you!
We had some good looking batches of chicken this year and will be selling frozen, whole birds at the Canaan Farmers Market from 10-1 on the green this Sunday. Come check us out and support other local farmers at the same time.
Hope to see you there!
Summer bliss, a darn good week all in all.
My cast comes off tomorrow, so next week is looking up too!
I’m literally, dying.
I get a little obsessed with things.
Every year when we go to Maine for our family vacation, we all do a craft project together, it sort of happens organically the desire to have a momento of time well spent, drinks well drunk, cards well played and waves well surfed. The last few years it’s been tie-dyes. We dye nightgowns then play cards all night like grown up giggling twins, the kids dye t-shirts…heck we all dye t-shirts…when there’s dye left over we dye our underwear and socks…it’s goofy and superfun. Then, just to prove we’re related we take a group shot, sealing up the memory like a time capsule. A glorious little funny to be opened with a smile later.
This year, I’m going prepared. And by prepared, I mean pinning dying ideas to my pinterest board like a maniac! (See my pin board here) While gathering all the pins, I was reminded of the magic of shibori. It’s like tie-dye plus geometry and maybe a little math thrown in. I like the planning and forethought that’s needed. I like the varying techniques and endless results.
Shibori is a japanese dying technique, here is a link if you’d like to know more: Shibori Wiki
The techniques I tried are Arashi Shibori (pole wrapping) and Itajime Shibori (shape resist).
Once the items are in the dye bath it’s like waiting for your parents to eat a leisurely and torturous breakfast while waiting to open your Christmas presents……time slows down. One hour feels like days when all you can think about WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE inside those crazy strings and rubber bands!!! Thus, I’m dying. I think I might have died with all the waiting.
For my first attempt at this I think it worked pretty darn well! I especially love the vertically striped shirt. One sleeve is darker than the other because the pole was too tall to fit in the dye bucket so i kept pouring dye over the top. I think the action of the dye running down the tube infiltrate the strings. What a happy accident!
I’m so obsessed that I might spend all day tomorrow dying handerchiefs and kitchen towels and pillow cases and yoga pants and bedspreads and dresses and underwear and….socks….and…
Have you tried shibori?
Who wants to come over and dye with me?
We’ve been busy around here! Dave spent most of the week getting ready to host Team Chicken. On Sunday, the team processed 225 birds in about 6 hours. Each time we do it, it gets a little better and a little faster. For those of you who were present please let us know if you have ideas for improvements!
The garden continues to grow with almost no involvement from me, (broken ankle, that’s another story) but I sure am enjoying the pea pods, beans, tomatoes and zucchini that are ready now.
Have a great week everyone!
Our First Chicken Day of the Season is Fast Approaching!
Come by the afternoon of July 18th, or later by arrangement, to pick up some of our pasture raised chickens. The birds come processed and bagged, ready for your oven or freezer.
You can make a deposit via paypal if you want to guarantee your order.
Click Chicken Reservations for more info.