Today was to dye for.
Tom and I spent the afternoon going around Naga’s Public Market (definitely the place to go for local products). Looking for different colors of dye. Thanks to Tita Vivian – the friendly stall owner of an unnamed square-meter of a space – we got ourselves a few dozen sachets.
Yellow. Orange. Green. Blue. Red and Black. A couple of each at Php3 a pack. A good peso less than what the other stalls were offering.
Thanks to the ehow website, we got ourselves a basic dye recipe for seagrass. We are told that ragiwdiw is seagrass (a local product of the area), but the different stalls at the market beg to differ. Some say it is just the same as water hyacinth – but I think that’s a totally different plant (but a local product too). More research to do, I guess.
We boiled our dye and popped in our grass, but to no avail. The jobos did not stick. We’ll try again tomorrow – with more dye.
Today we spent: Php183
Php16 – tricycle ride to the Public Market for two
Php51 – for our different colors of dye
Php50 – for Ragiwdiw slippers (a favourite local product at the market)
Php16 – for tricycle ride back to Bubble Town
Php50 – for oatmeal cookies
~~ found this on my climb up ~~