It took all afternoon to excavate and level the rest of the 20′ x 40′ area with the loader on our Kubota B3030. This will be the shed for our power loom. This is a 6′ high, 8′ deep, and 20′ long pile of soil that came from that excavation. The pad is dug deep enough to fill with gravel that will compact to 6″, with a 6″ concrete pad, and 9″ of curtain wall along its edges.
Juiced haskap produces a haskap sludge (top left), and a thickened juice upon refrigeration (top right). The results of using juiced hakap in the dye pot turned out to be exactly the same as having used berries, covered in water, heated, and strained.
The end product looked exactly like the skein third from the right.
Dye pot simmering…1 hour…then cooled…
Here’s the results from yesterday’s mordant trials. Using all haskap berries/haskap berry derived products this range of colour was achieved by varying the mordants and application timing. I think that the possibilities are very wide-ranging. Beautiful, no?