Oh my …….

I know I said I wouldn’t be posting very often but I didn’t mean this infrequently! So much has been going that I don’t think I can even remember it all to tell you so here are a few edited highlights.

Our daughter Charlotte graduated from Falmouth University. We’re so proud of her and it was a memorable occasion, a really nice sunny day with a carousel!

We visited Helsinki on holiday and stumbled across a felt exhibition!

I’ve been playing with indigo and rust.

Next I will have to combine the two but in the meantime I’ve also been playing around with a felt pot that I made some time ago. I don’t know why I was dissatisfied but I really just wanted to add more to it. What do you think now?

I’m also a great aunt for the fourth time. I have of course crocheted another baby blanket. It looks a simple pattern and it is a simple pattern yet I had trouble keeping it on track and had to keep making adjustments. Oh well, the baby won’t mind any imperfections.

It’s a dyeing day

I love the effect of hand dyeing but I can’t honestly say that I really enjoy the process itself. It usually starts out all right but before I finish I find myself wishing I’d never begun. Today is different, this is all I’m doing and it’s been blessedly short in the doing.

The autumn orange colours are for a project I’ll tell you about in Autumn, I know, crazy huh? Me working so far in advance!

Dyeing to …..

Dyeing to use this BFl fleece that I’ve been dyeing up but it’s destined for Adelaide Walker. πŸ™

Dyeing to ….

At the last Metaphor meeting we did a spot of dyeing using fibre reactive dyes on cotton, silk, scrim, hessian and cotton/synthetic mixes.

IMG_0501

Bearing in mind that the next item I make will be under the theme of Midsummer Night’s Dream, I chose woodland colours. I’m thinking forest, tree bark, lichens, can you see it?

IMG_0500

I’ve been carding wool in mixes of greens and browns and will show you the pot as it develops – there’ll be more to it than just the felting.