My two beautiful daughters Angelica, Imogen and I felt quite emotional making the natural dyes for the round 14 samples last month, picking various things from the garden to use and setting the dye vats on their way to transform into beautiful colours for you in the garden. Collecting the rain water to use for the painting was easy because for the first two weeks in August here in the north east, it didnt stop raining, we even had thunderstorms and brilliant clashes of lightening.
The hand painted samples pictured above are the last ones we can ever produce from our own plants here in the north east region of the UK because in just three weeks our family is moving to the south east, over 320 miles away and the new garden is completely bare of all vegetation so we'll be starting again almost from scratch. We are taking cuttings of our favourite dye plants in the hope these will continue to thrive but for now here are a couple of photos showing just a few of the special ingredients we used to make your Fibreholics sample :
As with all our fibres, each one has a purple ribbon with small silver heart charm attached as a little keepsake thank you from us for choosing our fibres, each one is individually wrapped in clear plastic wrap so you dont need to unwrap your fibre until you want to use it (unless your like me and cant stop stroking them that is).
There are four sets of colours in this round, I cant wait to see your photographs to see which one arrives in your samples collection.
For those of you living within travelling distance of sunny Kent, we will be hosting a meet up afternoon at some point just after Christmas, it would be very lovely to put a face to your name so if you can make it over to meet the MHE family that would be fantastic, make sure you join our ravelry group MHE Friends Group to keep a look out for the announcement early in the new year, I also post regular discount codes there so keep an eye on the discount message thread too.
Al our love,
Helen, Angelica and Imogen
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