My birthday came and went. Yes, another year went by in a flash! Having such a busy year and didn't notice how fast time flies by. Something special happened on my birthday this year. You know those Google Doodles? When I signed in to Google that morning to my surprise the darling Mr Google made me a birthday doodle. How cool was that? It was only for me, and it stayed until midnight that day woo hoo!
I managed to capture the Google doodle here to share with you. Thanks Mr Google, you made my day!
My weaving workshop is in progress. I'm really enjoying it. I can tell you that it's not easy and very challenging. My first piece was double weave. It didn't do anything for me, but I did it as part of the lesson. My second piece is going to be a scarf. I have a big roll of fine woolen yarn I got from Ziguzagu, so I'm using it for the warp thread for all my projects. I got my loom threaded and weaved a few rows with waste rage (pink yarns) ready for my lesson.
I'm weaving Rosepath variation patterns. At the beginning I did 1/2" of tabby rows. I did the hemming stitches on the first edge and I'm now ready to weave the pattern.
The pattern started to appear after a few rows of weaving. I wasn't sure what colour I should use so I decided to just throw it all the colour. I quite like it actually. It gives me that "old time" look.
Can't have a post without dyeing, no I can't! I opened all those bundles I talked about in the last couple of posts. This one was the one I did last Friday evening. The weather was nice so I bundled up a few bundles and steamed them while there was no wind.
I left the bundles to sit for only two days. Sunday was Father's Day and I was home doing housework. I tried with all my strength not to get distracted from the housework, but it didn't work of course. I gave up, and I thought let's just open one bundle and then go back to finish the housework!
The result of the dye was great. It gave me the colour I was hoping for. The colour and texture was so striking. It made me very happy, so I went back to finish the housework!
Spring is well and truly here this week. At the weekend the temperature was up to 25C. Today I think it is around the same again. I walk past this plum tree all year round, but today I think the blossoms are fully open. What a spectacular sight it is! I had to stop for a photo to share with you. Enjoy!
Until next time