February is now well established. The freshness of the New Year is over and we are thankfully able to look forward to spring. It hasn't been a springlike weekend here, though, with unwarranted snow, something that is very rare here. This was the view from what I euphemistically call my 'workroom' on Friday. Saturday's view… Continue reading Gone!
Five colour Friday is here again, and I think that I have found my most favourite red! These colours go so well together - and would make a beautiful blanket. Simply using a simple repeated block would be stunning But don't forget that you can make 120 different colour combinations using just these five colours.… Continue reading Five Colour Friday
... a blanket 'coming on'
This granny square is a mix of yarns. I've chosen some by Cygnet and a few from Scheepjes. All are double knitting. Cygnet: Barley, Soft Coral and Harvest Scheepjes: Knokke and Nijmegen If you wish to indulge you can buy them all from Mrs Snufflebean. You could make a whole blanket with 120 different combinations… Continue reading Five Colour Friday
I've decided to count these rows slightly differently. I have no idea if this will work - it will be too late to change by the time it is finished. Here's the first colour repeat. I think the colours will become more apparent in the next post. I'm also wondering if I dare take… Continue reading First colour sequence finished
Dyeing! I love colour. It's been my pleasure to work with it for over 30 years. I've been producing a range of hand threads, fibres and fabrics since I was first introduced to the process in the late 1980s. Over the years I have developed a number of techinques to produce many mixed colours. The… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – D is for..
Collage I enjoy working with paper. It began as a design tool for textiles - but after discovering that it was also a useful base for stitch it has more and more become an integrated part of my work. Paper is so readily available! It doesn't need to be expensive. The cover of this book… Continue reading Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – C is for..