It's beginning to feel like Autumn - yes I am one of those people that insists on calling Fall, Autumn. It is my favorite season and deserves an elegantly textured word. Though Autumn is the season I most adore; I have spent little of my adult life experiencing the shift to brisk, crisp air and the gradual change of hues in the foliage. During my modeling years, September through December would be spent traveling. Once I settled in Vermont, I noticed that Autumn was short-lived as Winter preemptively took its place. Now that I live in the South, I long for the coming of Autumn as Summer weather lingers into October acting like a guest that has over stayed its welcome.
Though it has officially been Autumn for a few weeks; the characteristics of the season haven't quite taken hold. Mosquitoes still interrupt all my outdoor dyeing activities and tomatoes can still be harvest from my garden. However, this morning there was a bitter clean bite in the air. I rushed back inside giddily to grab a sweater. Sweater weather. Scarf weather. Dyeing weather. And pumpkins cascading down my front porch weather.
I spent the first few days of Autumn planning and hosting an indigo workshop - after which I ran home to create new pieces of my own. The take-charge creative spirit of the attendees was inspiring and I have to give credit where credit is due .... one of Jaime's inventions is bound to be a permanent fixture in the indigo section of my shop. Here is a preview of the natural dyed scarves that will be custom orders in the inks+thread etsy shop!