Sunday, 27 February 2011

Weekend Results

Last week i received a delivery of some new fabric and couldn't wait for the weekend to arrive so I could get out the dyeing pans!!

This year I made a promise that I would be more experimental in my dyeing again, and new fabrics is one of them. The fabric I bought was a very fine cotton, lightweight and perfect for spring into summer time wears.

My first dye batch was with Logwood which has produced a lovely dusky pink - perfect colours for the coming seasons ! All the edges are to be left raw and unfinished, and all that needs adding is signature label - never have I had so little to do with a piece.....


There's another length in the pot now simmering away and I will probably let it cool over night.

Let me know what you think, and hopefully they'll start popping up in my Folksy and Etsy shops in the next week or so.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Local sights




Thought I would share these pictures of Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North that has been on my doorstop for nearly six years yet I only visited it last weekend......at last.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Multi task sunday

Don't weekends always seem to go so fast?!....infact faster than the other five days in the week I would say!
Ours has been busy.
On Saturday we drove over to Durham in the hope that Ste could speak to a jeweller about a possible job. He met and spoke briefly and was asked to ring and arrange to go back during the week as the poor guy was full of clients and customers waiting to be seen. So seen as this was not a straight no, we are a little hopeful about it.
On to Sunday. A day at home. I should have made a list as I know I haven't done half the things that were floating about in my head, but here's a few of the more interesting bits....
decided to gather some dyed silk and leave it to soak with the addition of some lovely rusted nails. I will seek the result next weekend so it can dwell all week in the shed.....

fought with the printer and forced it to print on silk as I have ran out of labels ....


cut some dyed silk ready for sewing over the coming nights (hopefully!)....



I also baked some cakes and cooked a hearty stew for tea, as well as all the other household chores that need to be kept in order !!
Below are a couple of new items, one of each as been added to my Folksy and Etsy shops.... and each shall be added to the other during the week....

And back to the 9-5 tomorrow ! Hope you all had a lovely weekend x

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