Wednesday, 17 August 2016


 How do you tell when a black tomato is ripe? I can't find the packet so don't know what they are or how big they are supposed to get. We have had glorious weather recently so I have been out in the garden most days.
Still managing to do odd crafty things as well, two dyed scarves curing before being washed, hope they will retain the colour.
Dyed with mare's tail and hibiscus
 Rusted covers for notebooks awaiting their waxed finish
Rusted washers and tin lids
 Another one hopefully rusting away
disposable barbecue found on the beach
 Woven friendship type bracelets
Cotton ribbon and silk threads
 Bundles in an indigo bath heating in the garden.
This is a liquid indigo extract that I bought from
A couple of days before the weather changes and it starts raining, desperately needed, but a few more sunny days would have been appreciated as I have quite a lot of clothing waiting for the dyepot.


  1. Black tomatoes! First time to see it. How would it taste? The indigo dyeing is beautiful. Wish you more sunny days for garden and crafting.

    1. Thanks Terriea, I will try and remember to let you know how they taste.

  2. when the fruit comes away from the stem easily it's ripe & those are lovely beginnings

    1. Thanks Mo, they don't want to be picked yet, looking forward to tasting them though.