Monday, February 23, 2009
Thanks for all your kind comments on bigbadwolf and gloves. I'm going to take Rosie's comment and put it in the 'Winter Book' that I'm putting together after the Hollowing weekend - it's so appropriate. TA!
I've a touch of startitis again: lots of beginning projects. Will have to get the camera batteries charged.
SKIP NORTH coming up soon. I'm so excited! Its my second time going AND I'm running a workshop this year - all you that signed up for it - you FOOLS you!
Sunday, February 08, 2009
and thought I'd have a go yesterday. Was supposed to be off with the canoe club in Wales, but I pulled out because of snow so it was fun to do this instead... It's only 8"x6"approx so not big. I love the serendipity of watercolours. Only used two colours: chinese orange and indigo for the trees. Then thought the painting needed a focal point so had to put Little Red Riding Hood in with a dash of cadmium red. Where is the Big Bad Wolf?
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I had a go at arty farty spinning last year - I spun some uncarded handdyed mohair (bought from Maylin at Wonderwool Wales last year) very loosely and chunkily and then plyed it with some silk thread. This needed knitting into something. I put it with some homespun Jacob fleece and made a moebius cowl a la Cat Bordhi (very loosely following her free pattern). I ran out of yarn before I finished it but used up some scraps of colinette from stash. I'm pleased with the result and it was just in time to keep my neck warm in the (paltry amount of) snow we've had. O dear: look at that saggy chin. Age strikes, everything is on the way DOWN!