Sunday, 9 October 2011

Jersey Shawls...


Sorry i've been rather quiet the past few months, life has been a little busy and the DIY is never ending!!!

But alas, I have sourced some new cotton jersey to dabble the dyes with to brighten up your 2011 autumn wardrobes ! The photographs show the first two produced between the filling, sanding and painting of walls of the last couple of weeks. You can find them in our Etsy Shop right now.

I'm going to do a couple of experimental pieces over the next week or so so keep an eye out for these appearing too, each one will be one of a kind, perfect gifts for loved ones or an indulgent treat for yourself !

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Quack Quack



One sunny Sunday in Amble, Northumberland, with lots of duck families.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Who lives in a house like this....


a selection of pictures taken at Kayakoy (Ghost Town), Turkey whilst on our holiday in May.

Such a vast space of abandonment with fantastic scenery and views.....

Monday, 25 April 2011

A little bit goes a long way...

I think i have finally exhausted my batch of logwood !!




I had managed to dye lots of yarn an array of colours last summer with one batch, then turned to the silk and cotton with another to see what colours would appear.

The purples, pinks and greens have been very popular so i've ordered some more logwood to carry on....

Here are some photo's of the final piece produced, a lightweight cotton scarf in a pretty rose pink....

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Silky Goodness





new silk hankies to be sold in sets of three for £9.50 .... listing in our Esty & Folksy shops this week !!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Glorious Weekend !

Can you believe the weather?!...it's roasting hot in April ! I'm not complaining, it's great to be able to get outside in the garden without the winter coat. So, yes, this weekend I have been mostly pottering about in the garden but also darting in and out the house to tend to my dyeing pots doing their thing! First on my list to get done was to dye some silk for a custom order I had received a couple of weeks ago. The custom order is for three 90cm x 20cm eucalytus printed silk scarves for a lady who wants them for her sisters wedding later in the year...... I emailed these photos to my customer and she is very pleased with the results so far and can't wait to see the finished results..... the next few nights will be spent sewing these up!
Also on the go was a new batch of silk hankies.

The first to be dyed revealed this cheery lemon shade, seen here drying on the line....

I then went on to do another two batches!!

The photos below show all three colours together (not sure this is the best light though).

Once labelled up, these will be sold in sets of three, one of each colour.

Lemon, Lilac & Dusky Pink...


Finally, with spare eucalytus and silk lying around I wrapped the two together and poped them in the steamer....


But now i'm stuck woth what to make from this???.... I was thinking for a change to make it as a Sarong, being summer and holiday time, or as a Curtain, as homeware is something I am looking into introducing this year too, or I could just make it an oversized shawl/wrap....


Help, i'd love to know your thoughts !



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