It was my 7 year wedding anniversary this year, and the traditional anniversary gift is wool. For the past year I’ve been saying to my husband “I want to buy the fleece of a sheep and have it handspun, and then make something for all of us from it.” Well it got to mid February […]
In my last post I touched briefly on the fact that I’ve picked up a lot of new stockists lately. Which is so totally fabulous and I am so proud to have my work at each and every one of them. The downside to it though, is I have really been making the same thing quite […]
Indigo is the natural dye I have worked with most, and challenges me more than any other. You could spend your life working with it, and still learn something new every day. Indigo dyed textiles always seems to be alive. It’s a colour that changes with the light, and on sunny days will be bright […]
Fustic and Indigo green is The Best. This shade of green makes me slap my face a la Macaulay Caulkin and rather than scream, I kind of just go “eughaaargh” and make other nonsense noises because words just cannot explain how good it is.
I have never been a yellow person. It is just NOT my colour. If I try to wear something yellow, I look hideously ill, it’s terribly unbecoming. That was however, until I discovered Fustic.
I have always found the colour red to be immensely appealing. It’s bright, yet dark, it glows, but can be sombre. It’s the colour of love, blood, danger, the desert and fire engines. It means different things and triggers different emotional responses depending on the context in which it is used.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the time it takes for a product to be created from its raw state, whatever that may be.
Been a bit quiet on the blog front of late! Sorry about that! I will get to blogging some dye experiments soon, but for now I’ll just talk about what I’ve got coming up. This weekend I will be at Bend and Snap Market at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday. I’ve got some new goodies in the shape of […]
Ok I admit it. I have a bit of a thing for hand dyed yarn. It’s a hobby I picked up about a year ago and have explored quite extensively with acid dyes. I started dyeing yarn because I wanted great coloured yarn for all the knits I make for my son. He wears a […]