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It is finally Spring and I am patiently waiting for all the seed I sowed several weeks ago to pop their little heads out of the earth. Including hundreds of little pastel poppies which I am very excited about. Hence the name of this new piece.

Three of my stoneware beads in pastel shades on handmade silk cord dyed with pomegranate, turmeric, marigold, madder and gardenia.

Simple knot closure. This piece has a drop of approx 36cm.

In the shop now.

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(From top to bottom: Meadowsweet, Lady’s Bedstraw, Coreopsis, Madder, Australian Indigo, Madder Buds, Tansy, Woad, St Johns Wort)

Not a lot happens in my garden at this time of year, it is cold and quiet with many plants hibernating underground. Most of the action happens in Spring and then late Summer/early Autumn when I harvest.

I took some photos in the garden this morning though and happened to notice the first tiny flower bud on the Indigofera, a sign that the days are indeed lengthening and soon the garden will be awake again.

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Link on the right over there —>

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Madder (Rubia tinctorum), Woad (Isatis tinctoria) and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) just some of the new seedlings for my dye garden.

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