Dziady 2016

It’s 0:46 at night. Cold night between 31st October and 1st of November is¬†witnessing a return of souls of those who passed away and today, all cold and hungry wander around searching for a way to their former homes. Old Slavic custom is not to be afraid of them, but help them find their homes […]

Dyeing with celandine

Everyone that has played The Witcher or used to spend¬†summers in the countryside knows how¬†to treat warts and what is the main ingredient of swallow potion¬†ūüėČ When cut, a bright yellow sap comes out of the celandine stalk. After applying it on two moles on my¬†face (just in case!) a thought came to my mind […]

Icelandic drop spindle

Today will be a lot of pictures documenting step-by-step how a piece of stone and wood¬†were turned into a¬†spindle modeled on findings from time of the first settlement in Iceland. The idea to create a spindle myself (and of course with my Arek’s small help) was¬†born a few days ago. While whittlering a¬†wooden spindle¬†is not […]

My dye garden

After a long wait for the first shoots and being worried that my dye garden will eventually become a desert, finally I am ready to show what I’ve got over there. Yet before I go further.. thank you Arek for digging the garden! ūüôā There are successes , but also failures. So far I¬†can not […]