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The colour of lemons

Dyers Chamomile, fresh flower heads, alum mordant, pure Finn fleece (white), equals delightful soft lemony fibre – limitless projects, especially for babies and small children.  Finn has no prickle factor that some don’t like with wool.  Actually, well prepared wool … Continue reading

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Magic seeds

Jack’s beanstalk ? – nope, just a self sown tomato that seemed to grow overnight. wool/silk from here. Hand dyed merino angora blend. Trying to get on top of the backlog before Christmas, or at least some of it.  

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This is one of the views from the balcony of a country riverside motel I stayed in overnight in the heart of western Victoria.  The town, ‘Donald’,  in the middle of the Wimmera was flooded in January this year, including … Continue reading

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Mould in the dyepot?

Lifted the lid on the enamel dyepot holding a concoction of eucalyptus leaves, mahonia berries and yellow iris flowers, with a splash of alum added to help things along!  A fine white film of mould covered the fibre and dye … Continue reading

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Where do those light bulb moments come from??

I really liked the way the pieces curved after they were sewn into strips, but couldn’t see how I could keep them that way. So here they are sewn together with a simple backstitch, as that seemed to work best.  … Continue reading

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