Tuesday, 12 May 2009

show your colours - dark blue/turquoise

I didn't make it back for dark blue yesterday - we were having problems with the mouse, which refused to work for some unknown reason... right now it does work again, but I think we're better off buying a new one any time soon!

anyway, I have a few delphinium flowers in the garden, which are dark blue - but of course it's too early for them right now - so I just make do with dark blue silk "gauntlets" - the pattern is "wines and roses" from a spinoff (06?), the tussah silk is a handspun 2ply, dyed with "musk" from gaywool colours.

turquoise is on today - not a colour that's easy to find in the average garden. but a while ago we did a group project with the "Connacht Textile Crafters" - the topic was bags - so I crocheted a small bag in different shades of turquoise, and felted and embroidered it later. the lining was handpainted turquoise silk. the crochet is tunisian crochet and the bag is slightly felted, but not fully, so the stitches are still visible. the base yarn is dyed with saxon indigo, some of the felt material is naturally dyed too, only the embroidery yarn is commercial cotton.

tomorrow we start with green - which should be easy to find in our jungle outside!


Guzzisue said...

so busy, busy :-) I've ground to a halt at the moment!!

KayB said...

Oh wow.... the bag is adorable, really love it!

Julie said...

I love the bag very cute!

Sandra said...

hab gestern mal ein bißchen hier rumgesurft und bin auf meine handschuhe gestoßen. hab sie gleich rausgeholt und ganz stolz lars gezeigt. er findet sie auch super :)
liebe grüße von deiner nichte