I am really enjoying my weaving , I had been using a rigid heddle for a long time and not being very adventurous until I met Kim from the Saori Shed in Diss Norfolk.
I love to go there and weave , the atmosphere is good and Kim is a really relaxed and friendly person.
About six months ago I wrapped a cotton handkerchief around some leaves and hid it under a hedge near a path where I walk my dogs. Until today I had completely forgotten about it but as we were wandering along nearby I wondered if it would still be there.
I found it almost immediately as one of my dogs was sniffing by the hedge where we hid it.
My eco dyeing experiment was amazing. Lots of colours and patterns deeply marked into the fabric; it might not have lasted much longer as there are some tiny holes within it.
Here it is before washing.
I shall definitely take some more fabric and hide it but retrieve it earlier next time.
I love the fact that it had lain undisturbed for all that time.
Sounds daft doesn't it but Carolyn Dube's free workshop does just that.
Releasing the inner child to really enjoy your art work.. watch this space for my messy or not so messy results.
I love the fact that Carolyn encourages use of what you already have rather than spending loads of money on new supplies, plus of course, the workshop is free!!
Click on the picture and have a look around, join in and play xx
My newfound love of embroidery led me to this great project started by Sarah
1 Year of Stitches
There is a facebook page as well just called
1 year of Stitches
Each week there is a new folder started on a Sunday for the participants to upload their progress photos, the best thing is that anyone can join in.
This is my first weeks work. I used a vintage linen chair back cover and decided to work shapes randomly and then tie it all together once I have used up most of the space. I started with a circle and then added the heart, using a water dissolvable pen to draw the shapes so that I could keep the shapes reasonably uniform.
Week 2 and I have added a hexagon and a paisley shape.
Week three and the 3 interlocking circles are in place.
Now I have to think of another shape to add , any ideas would be gratefully