folkfibers Naturally dyed play silks for my baby friends. 2d

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folkfibers The coolest lizard is living in my greenhouse. 1w

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folkfibers I'm growing indigo seeds from the farm of Rowland Ricketts @rickettsindigo. 1w

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folkfibers Introduction to Texas wildflowers, we'll cover dyes and medicinal uses a little later. 2w

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folkfibers Speaking of the madder plant - my swatches of natural fibers dyed with the roots. 2w

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folkfibers The madder / rubia tinctorum is ready to transplant. It will be 3 or more years before the roots are ready to harvest for their distinctive red dye. 3w
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  •   auntydoll @learokpa for natural dying... Ready in 2 years! Krishnahare loves the vegetable dyeing, just an FYI 3w
  •   phantomuncle Beginning to build a small greenhouse any insight would be greatly appreciated. @folkfibers 3w
  •   folkfibers @cyanocitta madder seems to grow well everywhere, it's a perennial, it seems to prefer soil is that is nutrient rich. 3w
  •   folkfibers @phantomuncle starting with a cold frame is a good first step. I found my greenhouse through craigslist. 3w
  •   4livingcolors A more alkaline soil produces more pigment in the roots, or so I have read. I added agricultural lime to my meddler bed this spring, and will test the results this fall. @cyanocitta @folkfibers 2w
  •   4livingcolors darn that autocorrect feature... I meant madder bed (not meddler bed) 2w
  •   folkfibers @4livingcolors thanks for the tip! 1w

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folkfibers Yesterday she turned 9 months, today I turned 33. 3w

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folkfibers First Easter and first bubble 3w

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folkfibers Gray gray doesn't like exploring beyond his hutch so we plop him on the rug and force him to play. 3w

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folkfibers This quilt was a joy to make, "The Barn Raising Quilt" naturally dyed with indigo, pecans, and madder. 4w

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folkfibers Pulled over for a picture while the baby sleeps and got caught up in the beauty of this bracing wire, intertwining like the cactus. 4w

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folkfibers Special delivery, 10 yards of soil mix for the dye garden! 4w

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folkfibers Piecing together logwood purples. 1mon

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folkfibers Watching the bees and butterflies pollinate this plum tree is a peaceful experience, the sounds and smells are intoxicating. 1mon

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folkfibers There is a magical oak outside our window, it seems to be on the cusp of spring, growing it's leaves before all the others. 1mon

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folkfibers A sweet moment in the studio captured by @katelesueur for Metropolis magazine. Ada's adorable jumper is made by @redcreekhandmade 1mon

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folkfibers The Kentucky Quilt is boxed up and headed to it's new home! 1mon

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folkfibers One of my past jobs was managing a greenhouse for a 70 acre organic veggie farm. It's fun working on a smaller scale and planting a dye garden on the land that we call our home. 1mon

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folkfibers Ada helping me in the greenhouse and wearing the smock that I wore as a baby. #heirloom 1mon

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folkfibers I had a list of things to-do and then spring crept in. I'm responding to the change in season for the first time in awhile. Good times in the greenhouse! 1mon
  •   folkfibers @hautenature @4pipsqueaks I found it on Craigslist, I wish I knew the manufacture but unfortunately I don't. 1mon
  •   folkfibers @larztherealgirl I love the shape too, reminds me of a seed 1mon
  •   anayakurtsd Love the space! 1mon
  •   polkadotclub That greenhouse is Amazing, I can't believe you found it on Craigslist- it's so good. (Our yard was completely neglected after each baby was born....and frankly for a few years after. I might get to it this year- I hope!) 1mon
  •   larztherealgirl Do you need an apprentice? I want your wealth of dye info! Maybe a quilt/weaving collab? I love your college portfolio sleeping bag. I'm in my thesis right now... All fibers and a collection of clothes made from my handwoven rug weave fabric paired with hemp. I hope we get to meet some day 1mon
  •   folkfibers @polkadotclub I looked on Craigslist for the right greenhouse for over a year, I was about to bite the bullet and buy new. Then out of the blue the right one at the right price popped up! I've modified my garden plans since baby. We made some raised garden beds near the house, feeling like it's doable. 1mon
  •   folkfibers @larztherealgirl a collection focused on hand weaving is bound to be beautiful! I have plans to share the dye info through future workshops and guidebooks. I'll be sure to announce it when the time comes. 1mon
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