I’m feeling very thankful.

Online sales have increased in the past week and I am ever so grateful to have the support of my customers through this amazing world of internet shopping.

It has been exciting to see customers making use of the free postage and delivery options, which has certainly kept me on my toes.

I’m still going through my “to do list” gradually adding some of my naturally dyed eri silk scarves and shawls. Taking photographs of these special pieces of fabric is always a challenge for me. I always end up spending an enormous amount of time trying to get an image that is true to life. I am hoping to gradually add to the product list and with the extra time at hand, this will probably be sooner than later.

For those of you who may not know this, I was first introduced to the world of eco-dyeing seven years ago after reading “Eco-Colour” by India Flint. And it just so happened that an India Flint workshop was being organised by Jane Flower of Folios and Fibre in Bunbury around that time. I jumped at the chance and the rest is, I should say, a part of my crafting history. I’ve dabbled and slowly learned through trial and error what works and what doesn’t. I’ve taken breaks from dyeing but always go back to it, drawn to the raw, simple, slow and sometimes unpredictable creative path.

It is always exciting to un-bundle a piece of clothing or fabric from the dye pot. Each piece is different. If you want me to recreate an identical pattern, I won’t be able to comply. And that’s part of the beauty of this dyeing approach. I’m grateful for that.