More grannies

While it’s exciting to start a new project, there comes a point when everything begins to come together. I’m not quite at that point with this little project, but maybe it won’t be long.

This is just a collage, don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s anywhere near being finished – but maybe it won’t be too long.

What is it? Well, it’s a blanket, of course, but I’ll say no more than that.

Watch this space!

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Another side of me ;)

This piece of stitched strips is a sample piece from a long finished cushion cover. All the strips are from my hand dyed fabric, and I have to admit that it’s a technique I love. It’s been hiding in a drawer since …. well, I don’t know when …

Today I found a home for it. I’m sending it to a friend in Manchester who will incorporate it into one of her charity quilts. Maybe I’ll return to the technique one day, it’s very satisfying to use small pieces of fabric to create larger ones. For the time being, though, it’s crochet …

Crochet or …..

Let’s face it, most creatives work on one or more crafts at the same time. When not using my crochet hook I like to embroider or stitch in other ways. For many years I owned a shop specialising in all the textile arts, and the time has come to destash/reduce stock as we will no longer be attending popup shows, festivals or exhibitions.

I’ve listed the first items linked from here, so do pop over if you would like to grab a bargain. There will be more to come, but I don’t have much time for listing. In other words ….. watch this space.

Apart from stitching I’m pressing on with my Temperature Blanket. This month has started in a very ‘yellow’ fashion, it will be interesting to see how it progresses. I am thoroughly enjoying this project. It began with the object of making a single granny square a day for 365 days. It has now turned into a major blanket making exercise, with ‘Spirit of ….’ sideshoots giving me more and more ideas. It is being a wonderful source of inspiration.

 

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You may not know

… that in a previous life I dyed!

Textiles have been my life in many shapes and forms for many years. Apart from dyeing I have taught many different techniques.

I'm putting together some bundles for a class on a couple of weeks, but am offering some here.

Bundles of 3 pieces of viscose felt. Normally £5 each, offered for £10 plus postage. All bundles are different. Please leave a comment if you are interested and I will get in touch. There are several bundles available and payment can be made via PayPal.

Introducing June

But just a glimpse

I'm not impressed with the camera colour, though! That outer circle is GREEN! It looks grey to me

But… after adding another round …

postaday, summer, July, 2017, photography,

On we go … I wonder what will be next? It's Ravelry page is here

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So near yet …

I am determined to finish the squares for the Spirit of April before July! So many hold ups have almost made me want to hide it all in a bag under the  bed!! However, I’ve kept going. I was totally back on track until last might ….

The colours of these squares are very close in tone, this slowed up production if careful preparation wasn’t made in good daylight. After the  sun and clear skies of last week the last couple of days have been a little dreary and the evening seemed longer. Last night was going well until ..


A whole ball of Denim should have been enough, but this was all I had left to finish the last two squares! 


Thankfully I’ve been able to acquire one this morning, so it should all be done by midnight! I may even have a day to spare! 

Come back tomorrow fo Five Colour Friday.