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?!'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 !

Sunday, 3 April 2011

I've Fallen..... the blogging wagon !!

Things have been so busy lately; roof repairs, DIY, day job, family etc, that there are not enough hours in the day!

I've had a pile of sewing to start on for about 3 weeks but haven't had much time or energy left to get set up and get on with it, a couple of dyeing projects to get underway, and a comission order that I have had fabric sortages for! So plenty in the Lissi world to be getting on with.

I will improve on the blogging again, hopefully with experiments and tales to tell soon ....

.... pictures from a stall share one Sunday at Tynemouth Market a couple of weeks ago. Twas cold, and eye opening to what some people thought was worthy of selling (ie glorified car boot sale)!!


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