So I am still filling in the wing span. I should be done with the darker/ blue side later today. Yes, it takes a long time to hand stitch all these pieces to the surface. But I have stopped focusing on how long it takes. I am enjoying it. Because really, so much has been done in the last days. It feels like a Cloth.
Sort of a Blue- Grey day here. Inside and outside. A batch of veggie burgers was a weekend priority. And an opportunity for some black bean dyeing. I soaked cotton, linen and silk scrap. Varying lengths of time. 1-3 days. Soy milk mordant. A piece of copper pipe toward the end. Nice color really, and so nice to use the waste water. Maybe I will sew up a little dye sampler and leave it to fade. Or not. The best is to witness for oneself. I guess you can get a bluer blue with alum. But this is fine. I will play a bit with the next batch of beans needed here. And try some wool.
I think the Cloth will go up on the wall later today for inspection and a new point of view.