Monday, 13 July 2015

TURMERIC

Recently I have found my interest in dyeing yarn has been revived.
I have been contemplating and cogitating on the idea of eco dyes.
A long time ago I bought a big tub of Turmeric with this in mind.
The other day I dusted it off and mixed some of it up into a paste in a big old dye pot along with a dose of Alum. 
This lot are a selection of cotton yarns that I have gathered over the years from various charity shops and car boot sales.


After I had finished with the yarn I decided to have some fun with some old napkins and scraps of old embroidered table cloths.



  
Very happy all round with the results.
Love Nora xxx

Thursday, 9 July 2015

EMPTY NEST

Hello.



I appear to have been away for rather a long time. 
The reasons are boring and all revolve around work, so I shall mention it no more.
Today the Hippy has been cutting the hedge. It is a massive hedge. It takes a long time to cut.
 


Whilst cutting it he found this beautiful abandoned nest. The babies have hatched, fledged and flown the nest.
If you look closely you can see some little flashes of colour from all the off cuts of yarn that I used to throw out into the garden when I had finished weaving my ends in.

 
 
As the saying goes one man's junk is another man or birds treasure.
Love Nora xxx