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Instagram feedI love getting out the collection of Christmas decorations. Especially the #textile related ones. Although, as I suspected, the PVA that stiffens the knitted angel is going a bit yellow with age.These hand dyed silk scarves are available at https://etsy.me/2EeyOJQ via @EtsyI like getting this little felt #nativity scene out. They come from Nepal, and I bought them the last Christmas I had a proper job.I've still got one of these subtle hjollly leaf scarves left on my Etsy shop...This is an angel, who keep watch over the kitchen from one of the beams. I bought her years ago at a craft fair. #christmas decorationsBusy packing up silk scarves for the Christmas rush...This is such a simple idea for a Christmas decoration. Graduated circles of felt strung together. Only to be attempted by those who can be trusted to cut out circles in a tidy and consistent manner. So not me then!These silk scarves, hand dyed with onion skins, are available at https://etsy.me/2rsOrFRWhen my Mum got to the stage where she couldn't be bothered with decorations, I got her this. Easy to put up, ready decorated, easy to store. So now at Christmas, it sits in front of her favourite painting.If you are still looking for presents, I've got plenty of silk scarves and scarf rings in my Etsy shop, all hand made. Have a look at the link in my profile.
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My experiment with Zazzle has come to an end. It seemed like a good idea, but it hasn’t really worked. The principle is sensible. I upload a picture, and “place it” on one of their products, and then the article … Continue reading
If you are on Twitter, have a look at @damienkempf. He has put together a series of New Year resolutions based on medieval paintings. My favourite is this one: be more fashionable. Whether that is a good idea or not … Continue reading
I like using natural dyes. The problem is that a lot of them are rather smelly to process. And that process takes hours, so the whole house gets to share the smell. In warmer climates, people set up some form … Continue reading
I’m getting low on the embroidered scarf rings, so I’ve been making some more. I like the flowers best, but the green swirls were fun to do.
I’ve got a bit behind with my scarf packing. It is partly because I’d rather be making than packing. It doesn’t help that I do like having all the colours about the place. But that can’t go on for ever, … Continue reading