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I started some Japanese Indigo seeds before the last frost early this year and only got 2 plants to grow. They were transferred to the garden and when the leaves matured I could literally see the blue in the leaves. I have not learned yet how to do an indigo vat for the deep blues, but I decided to try botanical contact with the leaves. Well they printed green but then I over-dyed the pieces in an Indigo "ice-bath" (leaves and ice blended into ice pulp.) I got a really nice aqua blue around the prints. This was my first try with Japanese Indigo and I'm hoping I can grow more plants next year. Maybe someday I'll have the time to learn the vat process. This large silk is a sarong size. I can't steam more than 15" wide so I folded it in half over the leaves and branches.

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3 days ago - Translate

Matthew 2: 16 - When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. #matthew2 #herod #rachel #massacre www.lulu.com/ilong

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Canola field SW of Three Hills Alberta, nice drive when they're full.

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The Good Neighbor Alliance in Sierra Vista, AZ is planning a craft fair in November to raise money for their shelter. I'm making items to sell at the event. This is one of a set of 2 dish cloths that will be available for $7.50.

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4 days ago - Translate

Luke 2: 8-9 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. #luke2 #angel #shepherds www.lulu.com/ilong

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