Monday, September 27, 2010

...but the best part was when we went to get some Castelmagno cheese straight from the dairy
- back home I prepared a risotto with it, following the recipe here, and it was delicious -

Thursday, September 23, 2010

così bello - part 2

così bello - part 1

I live by the sea, but I have a constant craving for mountains.
We're so lucky the Alps extend south
- as if they wanted to dip their feet in the Mediterranean -
a couple of hours drive and you think you're on a different planet

We spent some lovely days in the province of Cuneo, high up towards the French border.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I ordered a copy of Eco Colour by India Flint - and now I just want to try everything that's on it!
This book is so inspiring - and wonderful photos too
Some plants mentioned are not really so common here, so I wonder if it could be a good idea to go out to collect and experiment with Mediterranean plants.

For the time being I am having a go at solar dyeing.

I filled two jars, one with yarn and the other with an old damask teatowel.
I am using walnuts - the only thing I've got at the moment - and no mordant.
Will I be able to wait for at least a month? I'll post the results in due time!

Friday, September 03, 2010


A new month begins, and apparently it's going to be a very busy one....
- a lot of work to be done in this new abode of ours! -

the linen fabric samples are from St.Jude's - Doveflight and Bird Garden - cushions, anyone?