Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Recent spinning was merino tops finer spun and softer result.Tweed leaves were an experiment in solar dying. I spun the wool after dying the tops so variations of color blended . I like the incidental accidents.
The pink roses were dye with conchonel .
Very deep purple was logwood.
Knitting this quirky tea cosie was just pure fun.
I didn't need it. We're coffee drinkers.
It gave me a bit of a challenge and I enjoyed the sculptural qualities of the project.
Thanks Nat for posting yours.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A few 4" nine patch blocks made from the remains of a charm pack.
I'm not sure what I will do with them but something usually comes along.
Speaking of things coming along a visiting shop had a port (school bag) full of fat 8ths. I couldn't resist for some more flowers.
More shopping. OP Shop visits came up with a linen shirt to remake, a hand embroidered dollie to repurpoes and a roll of 2" cotton tape with the 1/4" already pressed.
All these treasures for only $6.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The shopping mall with lanterns and lions. Just another day in Cabaramatta.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
My purchases from the garden shop yesterday. A few herbs for salads and petunias for some hanging pots.
My favourite type of gardening. Nat's adventures inspired me to take a stab at this lovely knitted garden. All the flowers and leaves are dying experiments from my hand spun wool. I did some of the dying in the 80's and some this century. ha ha The stripy leaves do not have black spot they are just experiments in sun dying tops before spinning and plying.
GS asked me who I was knitting a beanie for? I explained it was called a tea cosie to keep tea warm in a tea pot. Later the same day when DGD asked what I was knitting he responded "It's for she's cup a tea" guess that says it all.
Enjoy whatever your doing this weekend and have a good week