Archive for January, 2013

Cotton Flower

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Cotton Flower, originally uploaded by davidscf.

The first flower appeared while I was away over the weekend.

Cotton Squares

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Cotton Squares, originally uploaded by davidscf.

Squares are starting to form on my cotton plants. These will produce a flower. Once the flowers drop off, the cotton boll containing all of the spinnable fibres will form behind them.


Monday, January 21st, 2013

Cotton, originally uploaded by davidscf.

My cotton plants are thriving in the heat. Most of the plants are around 45 cm (17") tall now.

Monday morning. Dyeing time.

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Monday morning. Dyeing time., originally uploaded by davidscf.

It’s a lovely Monday morning here in Sydney. That means it’s dyeing time!

Here is my army of Erlenmeyer flasks. The swishing action is much easier on my wrists. Years of bottle-shaking was giving me some grief, but now, I swish!