Friday, 25 June 2021

Lansko barvanje 2 - Last year's dyeing 2

Druga rastlina, ki sem jo lani zelo veliko uporabljala za barvanje, je bila vrba. Skromno, nezahtevno drevo, pionirska na mnogi terenih. 
Tule vrbe obkrožajo Zelence s čudovito smaragdno zeleno vodo, ki izvira v posameznih "vulkančkih" na peščenem dnu jezera; to je povirje Save Dolinke v Podkorenu pri Kranjski Gori.

  

 The second plant I used very much in dyeing last year is willow tree. It is such a modest, undemanding, pioneer tree growing on various terrains.  In the picture above willows surround the beautiful  lake Zelenci, one of the two sources od the Sava river, the longest river in Slovenia, with brilliant emerald green watters springing from the bottom sands like small volcanoes. It lies in the nature reserve behind the village Podkoren near Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Večinoma imajo vrbe ozko podolgovato listje, zeleno do srebrnkasto. Nekaj slik vrb ob moji vsakodnevni sprehajalni/kolesarski poti čisto blizu doma. 



 

Willow trees usually have lance-shaped leaves, green to silver in colour. Above are some pictures of willows growing by the sides of my daily walking/biking track near my home.




 Čeprav so listi zeleni, zelene barve seveda ne dajo.  Kot še mnogo drugih rastlin na volni dajo rumeno. Lepo, intenzivno, dobro obstojno rumeno. Neverjetno je, kako veliko barve je shranjene v vrbovem listju. 
              




 Although the leaves are mostly green, green is not the colour it imparts to wool. Like many other plants it imparts yellow - a beautiful, intense, fast yellow colour. It is incredible how much colour is stored in willow leaves.


Več o barvanju z vrbovimi listi  tule

More about dyeing with willow leaves    here
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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Velika noč - Easter



Vesele velikonočne praznike želim vsem obiskovalcem bloga!
Happy Easter season to all visitors of my blog!

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Lansko barvanje 1. del - Last year's dyeing Part 1

Lani sem precej barvala, v glavnem poleti. Na vrtu so bujno cveteli koreopsisi in sem jih pridno obirala. Tako to gre: bolj jih obiraš, bolj cvetijo.
Najraje barvam s svežim materialom, a ravno pri tej rožici je cvetenje tako bujno, da jih ne morem sproti porabiti in jih tudi posušim za kasnejšo uporabo.





 
Last year I did quite a lot of dyeing especially during summer. The coreopses in my garden grew and bloomed copiously and I collected the flowers almost every other day. This is the way they go: the more you collect the flowers the more new flowers they make.
I prefer dyeing with fresh material but coreopsis is one of the dyeing plants flowering so profusely I cannot use all the flowers as I pick them so I dry them for later use.

Barvala sem v glavnem volno. Kot (skoraj) vedno je to domača volna jezersko-solčavske pasme





I dyed mostly wool yarn. As (almost) always this was farmer's wool from Slovenian Jezersko-Solčava sheep breed.





Friday, 1 January 2021

Srečno 2021 ! - Happy New Year !



Zdravo in srečno naj bo to novo leto!

May the new year be healthy and happy!


Saturday, 26 December 2020

Blagoslovljen božič! - A blessed Christmas!






Vesele božične praznike ! 

A blessed and Merry Christmas season !