after you successfully dye and unskein hundreds upon hundreds of yards of beautiful wild eri silk, panic starts to creep in.  how on earth do i do justice to this beautiful fiber that i have already invested so much time in?  japanese indigo, the last batch.  i really enjoyed dying with it.  perhaps next i`ll try a natural yellow dye from japanese pine?  or an old favorite, st. john`s wort.  one of my first adventures in natural dyeing about six years back (or more!) was shiso.  in canada i loved using sugar beets to dye silk.  the truth is though, blue is my favorite color. always has been, so the indigo is extra satisfying to weave with.  i really feel that nothing compares to the colors and variations  of the natural dyes.

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