Nearly 2 years ago my friend Gaynor gave me a bag full of Ethiopian cottons, that she'd had for more than 10 years, and they'd been given to her more than 10 years ago.
The cottons were grown, harvested, spun and wound on a small family Ethiopian cotton farm. It seemed such a shame for them not to be used, to be appreciated and loved.
I have been dyeing them in plant dye baths since then. I love them as characters, their characters do seem to grow when they've been dyed. They sit together as friends and a big family. I love them!
Thank you Andy Squiff for taking great photos of them!
Gaynor offered me more, how can I resist!