The weather is turning toward autumn. Leaves harvested last season are being converted into new forms. This linen collar came apart with some effort.
Here it is in the process of becoming a project bag. Along with prunus prints…
And maple prints from leaves I found over someone else’s fence!
I’ve been making the best of the remaining sunny days, making soy milk mordant.
This is a task best done when it is neither too hot nor too cold. Too hot can leave your soy milk smelling nasty!
The making doesn’t take warm weather, but multiple dips and dryings are greatly helped by sunshine.
My friends held a big passata making day. Many tomatoes pulped, skins and seeds removed.
Many beer bottles repurposed. By the end of the day, they were gone and all kinds of jars and bottles were pressed into use.
And then, for the long, slow heating.
Ruby saltbush is still fruiting.
Several colours of leaves and of fruit.
I have been taking advantage of the season to collect for next spring’s planting.
I even managed to collect some more bladder saltbush seeds. Autumn is a lovely season!