Sunday, 29 April 2012

...beautiful colours!...

..are what I've had out of the dyepot this weekend.

Some Ebay bargains....



...crochet table mats....

...and some gorgeous heavy woven raw silk fabrics...

...are now in a "French" mood.....

...along with some fine cottons...

...more silk ribbon...



...and glimmering, shimmering viscose rayon.

The latter caused me a bit of a problem ....

...as it all got tangled on the umbrella swift....

..... so I had no alternative but to take a scissors...

... and cut right through the skein!

No Wonderwool for me this weekend. :-(

Not really feeling up to going out...

...especially in this awful weather we're having...

...and I REALLY need to stay in and get on with some more stitching.

The dye-pot delights have made for a happy couple of days indoors though. :-)


3 comments:

Penny Berens said...

Oh, Chris, gorgeous indeed...but having to cut the skein in half...oh my.

stitchinglife said...

I know just what you mean about time to stitch. We need days to be twice as long, at least.

Chris Gray said...

I must admit my heart sank when I realised what I was going to have to do....but the darned thing was in such a mess on the winder....

As soon as the scissors did it's job though....a gorgeous, perfectly un-tangled waterfall of rayon fell into my hands!

(The kind of thing I used to tie to my hair when I was a kid.....instant extensions!)

I can still use the thread anyway...so it's no great disaster. Luckily it was the one that had been dyed specifically for my French theme.

Now, as one job was wound-up yesterday...I can have all day today pootling about in France....

...and I'm sure I will still be wishing for more hours in the day at the end of it! :-o