This is the last hand dyed Tussah silk warp that I have to weave. It is a lovely denim blue and a soft grass green.
I have used before with great success so I grabbed the same weft that I had used for the other scarf. The weft was a pretty dark teal Tencel but it looked terrible next to the green. The tussah silk took up the dye different from the Bombyx silk that I had previously used.
So I audition some other weft colours, a couple of different shades of blue and green. Definitely the winner is the navy blue.
previous set of tussah silk scarves but I changed the threading and the treadling. I like being able to change something in the draft but be able to reuse one of the elements.
The final garden shot is a close up of the Prostanthera rotundifolia 'Australian' commonly called Australian Bush Mint. This has a wonderful rosemary/mint smell and the flowers is huge compared to the leaves and very orchid-like. We are hopeful that it will overwinter, so fingers crossed.