to drape my freshly knitted and still damp from “blocking” scarf on my electric heater…
i was just going into the house for a minute but then i got distracted. realized the clothes needed to be put in the dryer and i got hungry so i had to heat up the noodles scottie made the night before and then the phone rang and then i went back out to the studio and smelled scorched fiber!
two giant scorch marks on my pure white mohair scarf. blast! i thought to save it by throwing it in a black dye bath even though it’s a synthetic fiber i knew it would at least stain. and stain it did, to a beautiful lavender color but the two giant scorch marks are still quite visible. think i’ll try a brown dye next. or i could try making the scorch marks the star of the show and add some more with a really hot iron.
i’ve been thinking about my friend Katherine whom i haven’t seen or heard from in a long time. strange as she always calls every few months with reports of life on the road. i’m starting to worry a little. i found this label in a box of sewing paraphernalia she gave me a long time ago. it was her mom’s. she sewed them into all of Katherine’s dresses.
|From Planting Along The Verge|
the pin is one i made a while ago.