Friday, October 24, 2014


Each year, in the early fall, we meet someplace for a retreat for three days and two nights. Last year we went to Bennet Springs State Park and liked it so well that we returned for this year's retreat. We always try to plan a little something special like learn a new technique, share favorite tips, sing along with our two banjo players, or whatever. This year we did some Eco Dyeing using India Flint's book Eco Clour. Below are most of the samples people did using leave, flowers, vegetables, sticks, you name it. We were very pleased with ourselves when we shared the results at our latest meeting.

Friday, October 3, 2014


Our annual retreat was at Bennet Springs State Park, Missouri this week for three days and two nights. It was glorious weather so that we could spend our time outside. This year's focus was on Eco-Dyeing via India Flint's book by the same title.
Participants working over their found plants and silk.
Red leaves and bark
Chrysanthemum, avocado skin and various leaves
An iron pot and a copper pot hold boiling water with our silk and foliage wrapped around sticks.
 Sitting beside the Niangua River which flows out of the spring.  Soooo peaceful.
We couldn't have had better weather, food, or fellowship. The results will be revealed at our next meeting.