Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I felt very much touched, - my very first larger project which is entirely "natural" and hand made (my bed spread has a commercial cotton warp)
The sheep wool is partly in natural colours = white and grey and the colours are from natural dyes = marigold, soursop-flowers, honeybush and dark red rose petals, all hand spun and hand woven. It makes it feel very speciaL to me :-)
and am happy to report that the blanket is soft and lovely warm.
I feel the colours are really cheerful too!
Now to weave the "real" blanket (single bed size) - that will take a while, but I am happy for that to be ready for next winter.
More about tapestry next time ...
Saturday, July 9, 2011
the blue bells are sprouting
and Strawberries make sweet promises .....
I filled both sides of the weaving,
I am not sure that I like the result on the right,
varying the green in the leaves is what is causing the problem I think,
and I will change that, ... Some famous un-weaving going on
the second time around (First I didn't like the background colour ...)
Galahs came to visit, one advantage of electric lines floating along the streets...
their chatter is so cheery!
Til next time :-)