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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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Most easily available natural dyestuffs give beige gold or beige. So discovering something that gives blue is a very useful event. Black beans. Ordinary ones, from the local supermarket. They went into the jars of water at the beginning of … Continue reading
Well, I bet some of you out there are ahead of me here. About three weeks ago, I started off some solar dyeing. A couple of days later, I noticed that one of the marigold jars was a different colour … Continue reading
Well, everyone says that the problem with natural dyes is that you cannot repeat colours exactly. With any dyeing process, there is scope for variation due to slight differences in quantities, moisture content etc. With natural dye stuff there will … Continue reading