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.

This is fun

It’s surprising what a random choice of colours will produce. The Spirit blankets are all based around the daily temperatures of each month, and in previous months their position has been determined by Theo ‘appearance’. This month I’ve chosen a different way to work. I won’t give you too many details at the moment, but I’m enjoying the process 


Each additional round is presenting a new idea 

And I have a suspicion that I’ll return to this mix and use it in the future 


But that’s all I’ll show you today, and in truth it gives no indication of the finished square. 

It’s what you might call … 

‘A teaser’ !!!

Hope it’s cool enough to crochet where you are. It’s a little warm here. 

Time for another C2C!

At last I can start on a larger project. It’s yet another Corner to Corner blanket


The yarn is Cygnet, Kiddies DK. Sherbet dip is the colourway and it’s very pretty.

It’s good to be working on something a bit more substantial, but I’ll fit in the Temperature blanket and the Spirit of April somehow 😉

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February in colour 

So here we are in March! For my purposes it’s the first day of spring. February is over, but I have a constant reminder here:


I could give you a few statistics, but the glaring odd one out is towards top right. It marks 17deg Celsius! 

7deg Celsius occurred most often- 14 mornings and 9 afternoons. It’s recorded in Cloud Blue. 

The lowest temperature of the month was -7 deg C, illustrates with Plum, and Sage marks 2 x 14deg C – which I expected to be the highest of the month, but was beaten by 3 degrees. 

So; on we go with March squares. The colour scheme remains the same, but hopefully no more ice!