I was in Melbourne when I saw that India Flint had put out a new book: Stuff, Steep and Store. Yesterday (well, the day before I wrote this post–) it arrived in the mail and I gave out a squeak of glee. It is short but lovely, so there was one reading before bed and another over breakfast. I happened to be heading out to an early appointment at a suburb near the beach. Inspired as I was, and consequently full of exciting plans, I decided to go to the beach to dip some fabric (the last of a roll of cotton sheeting from a church fete) in the sea and collect seawater for later use. And, of course, for a walk.
I am my father’s daughter, so my walk was accompanied by the collection of glass shards from the sand. There was also the greeting of a lot of dogs and a smaller number of humans.
A great start to the day, and multiple dyeings to come.