Friday, 27 March 2009

Rainbow Daze

I've been doing a lot of playing recently. I've been experimenting with different dyeing techniques (and generally making a big mess in my kitchen!) I saw a competition on the I'd Dye For Britian group on Ravelry for Spiral Dyeing so I thought I'd give it a go.

My attempts at dyeing wool fibre so far have been a little sketchy. Only I could manage to felt superwash! Anyway, I followed a great tutorial and managed to create some pretty cool rainbow fibre - AND I DIDN'T FELT IT! Woo hoo!

I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I can't wait to spin it!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Turning Japanese!

A couple of days ago I took delivery of a very special parcel. I was given some money for my birthday so I spent it on Japanese craft books. I bought a book of childrens dressmaking patterns, a crochet accessories book and a sashiko embroidery book. They are fantastic! I can't read Japanese but the directions are so clear it's very easy to understand. Now I just need more hours in the day to do all the projects!