Thursday, 17 January 2013

..stitching in the snow....

Winter has well and truly arrived...

...and it's going to arrive even MORE tonight and tomorrow....

...so weekend travel plans have been shelved again!

It looks like we'll be stuck in for a few days this time...

...one of the hazards of living 1300 feet up! :-o

Ne'er mind...

...got plenty to do...:-)

Here are a few of piccies of some stitching already done on the dyed fabrics of last week.




...one of those birdies....



He still needs a bit of grooming before he's finished....

...but it won't be long now...

I've had a few folk ask what cotton fabric I use. Well, it's a superb Egyptian cotton that I get from Empress Mills. A really smooth cloth with a tight weave - mercerised of course - takes dye like a dream...feels like silk in your hand!
They sell the white in bundles and natural by the metre....GO ON!!....you KNOW you want to :-)))

9 comments:

Penny said...

Brrr - but what could be better than sitting in a warm house and stitching. Heaven!!! These are beautiful, beautiful. Your vivid colors give warmth to a winter day.

Chris Gray said...

Absolutely!

...it DOES look pretty outside though :-)

suziqu's thread works said...

Your dyed fabrics turned out so beautifully Chris and love love the stitching especially on the green piece but that bird looks amazing too!
That fabric takes the colours so beautifully!

Diane Kelsey said...

I just love the colours and hand stitching.

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Suzi!!

I am very pleased with the results so far....still some work to do, but we're going no-where for the next few days!!

Thanks again Diane....nothing like a bit of hand-stitching to keep us occupied in snowy weather :-)

underatopazsky said...

The thought of being forced to sit inside and stitch by the snow sounds wonderful!!!

Sweetpea said...

It may be cold & snowy, Chris, but you are ***inspired*** and it's like getting a dose of positive energy over here!

Oh, how I LUV this stitching....

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Alex and Christi....

...snow does have it's uses! :-)))

x C

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