“October, And The Trees Are Stripped Bare…”


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Today a tree branch fell down and blocked the road, it rained and rained and almost overnight the berries have fallen from the Rowan trees,staining the road red.Although its not cold I’m enjoying the excuse to light the wood stove in the kitchen.

I’ve been making some simple stencils and screen printing with discharge paste on to some dip dyed wool. Later, when the heat transfer paint arrives I can use the stencils for that too;  I can’t wait.

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This month my parents have taken a trip to Cape Cod to make some water colours.My brother just sent me this reminder of our childhood trips there in this MASSIVE  Buick, I thought I’d share it with you for a bit of retro stylee! ( 1975/6 !!)

Back on the home front I’ve been counteracting the smell of discharge paste and boiled wool(!) with yummy home made bread. The recipe, thank you little brother, is so easy it means you can have fresh bread every day for no effort at all…

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Put 3 cups flour, about a teaspoon of quick yeast, some sunflower seeds etc., salt and about  2 cups of water in a bowl and mix roughly until all combined. Cover and leave overnight.

Next day turn on the oven ( about 250) and put an ovenproof,lidded,casserole dish ( like a Le Creuset pan) in to heat. Turn out the dough on to a floured surface and fold over to make a round loaf shape (might need to add a bit more flour), no need to kneed (!) after about half an hour when its risen a bit, plop it in the hot dish, put the lid on and cook (take lid of for last few minutes to crisp up the crust).

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One response to ““October, And The Trees Are Stripped Bare…”

  1. The look of that bread is making me hungry…..

    Sounds very industrious up on the mountain, let us see some pics when the work’s finished. x

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