Show Notes From Episode 4
Instagram – @ninja.chickens
Project bags mentioned:
- Finished Objects–
- Giveaway!! – The New York Sock Collection by Mina Phillip, skein of yarn by Color Me Happy, and Herbal Tea!! – See the Ninja Cickens Ravelry Group to enter.
- Embroidery – Snow Globe by Cozy Blue
- Natural Dyeing – New colors in the works for the Fern Fiber Trunk show at the Black Mountain Yarn shop on March 25th!
- Acquisitions –
– A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
– The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
– Adventures in Yarn Farming by Barbara Parry
– Knitting themed t-shirts
- Yarn Related goodness that have drawn my attention –
Pichinku yarns – Peruvian yarn, naturally dyed, kickstarter
Making Stories – WOODS book European grown and dyed yarns, patterns, interviews, tutorials and more, Indi-gogo crowd funding campaign
– My birthday! Woohoo 43!! And I dyed my hair!
– Chicken eggs of all colors and sizes!
To find an Herbalist: AHG or American Herbalists Guild
Places to buy herbs:
4 parts Spearmint
4 parts Holy Basil/Tulsi
3 partsHawthorne Berry
3 parts Rose Hips
2 parts Rose Petals
1 part Cornflower
1 part Ginger
(optional) – 1 part Damiana
(example: 1 part = 5 grams)
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tsp. of tea and let steep 10 minutes. Add sweetener and cream if desired and drink up!
A bit about Damiana – Damiana, also known by its scientific names of Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca, is a small shrub native to Mexico and South America. It has a warm, slightly spicy flavor. Though Damiana has a long history of use in traditional medicine, one use that stands out is as an aphrodisiac. Historically, the Aztec and Mayan people drank damiana prior to love-making. (I’d just like to take a moment here to thank them for bringing us both Damiana and chocolate!!) Though its specific actions are unknown, it is thought that Damiana may increase blood flow to reproductive areas. Damiana is also known to help decrease stress while enlivening the senses. Decreasing stress could definitely help increase the libido!
Because of its stimulating effects on the reproductive system, it is not recommended that pregnant women use Damiana.