Photo. Kit Miller

Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Progress of a Square

The squares are made with fine wool on a size 2.00 hook, so I will need to make quite a few if anything is to become of them.
Each one is a combination of the plant dyed wool and some of the original natural colours.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Left Overs.

Having made a few dye baths recently I had several pots of dye left over, with some life still left in them, so I dyed a few skeins. I put skeins in the logwood bath and left them for a few hours or over night without heating them.
What was left of the walnut hulls and the alkanet made a very nice grey.
The yellows are a mixture of weld, dandelions and fustic.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tiny Books and Cards

I have been making more little books and cards with pressed flowers. It is a good idea to have quite a few handmade things in stock in the event of a craft fair or sale of work.

These are cards which are like the books but only have one page inside.
They are made of tea stained paper and the end papers from old broken books.


Recently I was asked to dye some woollen cloth for someone who is making a garment for the Cambrian Wool Challenge. Logwood was the colour he chose and for this task my giant saucepan was needed as some of the pieces of fabric were quite large.
I look forward to seeing how the finished garment looks.