Friday, 21 October 2011

Week in pictures

I'm sharing my week in photos. Not many words though as I have got to be on a train in five hours to take me to York. 
More daffodil dyeing as I found a few left at the back of the cupboard (definitely none left now until next Spring).
After the blanket felting disaster I managed to dye these blankets with procion dye (lime and magenta)
For a Christmas project that needs me to cut out lots of circles. This will be used in York so I will show the completed thing next week.
More procion dyeing, this time on cotton.
Samples for the YQ Christmas day in York at the end of November.
Boxes from jeans and a dress, the instructions will be on an ebook that I am working on
I did teach several workshops and teach a Year 3 class but I can't find the lead to the Kodak camera at the moment. maybe I will share photos next week of these. And finally I got through a huge stack of paperwork this week.
Have a great weekend

Angela x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Felted blanket disaster....

Aarrgghhhh - I need this blanket for a workshop next week. This is only a small section of what I scrapped out of the washing machine. It did say 100% wool on the label!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

Daffodil Dyeing

Last week I had a dyeing session using up the last of this years daffodil heads. I am amazed that I have any left as they have been used in many Natural Dyeing workshops over this year.
These are the dry heads before adding water.
Dyed fabrics and vintage laces. I love this image  (which is now my blog header). Beautiful natural buttery yellows.
Can you guess what this is?? It is a close up of some weld I am drying, it this will keep me going through the Winter if I have the urge to dye more yellows.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Have you ever......

Sewed onto your trousers?? (This is the 2011 Young Quilters Christmas project)

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Sorry no stitching today BUT DH and I had a very rare chance to spend an hour together without the boys. We walked down by Surfleet reservoir which is a kind of small inlet for boats. The weather was so hot and the water so still. I loved all the reflections and took lots of photos for possible design ideas.

I'm the shadow on the right taking the photo.
Not all the boats looked beautiful but there was so much texture that I photographed.
I'm planning a little change to this blog so come back soon and see the new look.