Hope Jacare Designs
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Just have to share the photo's from the SAFAS team at Chelsea
It is an amazing display!
So deserving of the GOLD win!
In this photo I also spotted some of the mulberry
bark that I dyed for them....!
What an amazing achievement!
Yes Shirley you are right Joanna it is!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
The lovely SAFAS ladies at Chelsea sporting their orange brooches!
Yep it's the lovely
ladies at Chelsea
sporting their brooches that I recently made.
Their stand looks amazing, I can't wait to see more photo's.
Keep up to date with them on
They won a GOLD! How great is that!
Lovely wool tops.
recycled sari silk yarn
Wensleydale lamb....oh so lovely!
Monday, 20 May 2013
Sale time over at StitchyBear's Digi Outlet
It's sale time at
grab a bargain!
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Select Sunday......Debs aka Madbird Textiles
This week I'd like to share these wonderful
creative embroidery work by Debs
I love the embroidered swirls
and very contemporary feel to Deb's creations.
can be found on
(have a look in her photo album
for some wonderful creations for exhibitions)
all work copyrighted by
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Woolfest ...only 5 weeks and 5 days to go!
Yep I need to get my skates on in preparation!
I can't believe its been a year since I visited
as a customer
with Vicky, Rita (and John Rita's husband)
and in 5 weeks and 5 days we will be there exhibiting.
We are all so excited!
There are even some visitors of the fleecy / hairy / furry kind!
Read more about the
animals at Woolfest
I'm going to have a wee count down for the show
and perhaps some blog candy on the way!
Come back next week to enter our
Woolfest countdown Giveaway.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
My little helper!
Today another ideal dying day in Largs!
small creative embroidery pack
medium creative embroidery pack
As you can see...Hope is a very able assistant!
Monday, 13 May 2013
Dying wool rope and silk hankies
Yep another dying day - indoors it's pouring!
Some fab wool rope and silk hankies
I also dyed new sari silk today but battery on camera died
before I could take a photo!
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Select Sunday - Carol Rogers ......Misty moo designs
Today I'd like to share some lovely work by
Carol Rogers in Devon.
I am lucky enough that this gorgeous seahorse picture lives in my
studio and keeps me company every day!
Carols attention to detail is wonderful and the mix
of textures and colour
is just perfect.
This wonderful mermaids purse also lives along with me in my studio.
perfect for keeping little treasures in!
Carol has just opened a store on Folksy
You will find some really lovely work.
Friday, 10 May 2013
Shauna and her fabulous felting!
A few weeks ago I showed some great felt that Shauna
had made with me one afternoon.
She transformed her fabulous felt into a picture!
Mounted the felt on a canvas - attached with brads.
Created beaded dragonflies and added a felt flower and
A really great project for a first time felter!
Thursday, 9 May 2013
I found Hope's mermaid hiding in her bag
so managed to get a picture before it went to school!
She had a little help but did most of it herself.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Holiday weekend and dying drying on the line
Kids have been on a holiday weekend
and Jacob and Caleb made the pictures above
using hand dyed felt, wool blanket,
silk fabric, silk thread and beads.
Hope had taken her's to school to give to her teacher,
Mrs Fox is a big hit with our Hope!
Below back to work today and I've been dying wool pre-felt
but also bamboo wadding and
cotton/soya wadding - just wonderful fabrics!
below now dry - great drying weather today!
bamboo on left and cotton/soya on right.
Friday, 3 May 2013
SAFAS of NAFAS at Chelsea Flower show
I have been dying up some fibres for the lovely ladies at
SAFAS is the Scottish branch of NAFAS
National Association of Flower Arranger Societies.
They are doing an underwater themed display
at Chelsea Flower show this year.......
I can't wait to see the finished display.
If you would like a wee preview they have some very
intriguing photographs on their Facebook page -
I am busy making some badges for the lovely ladies this weekend
and wish them all the best over the next few weeks!
all the badges are now made and now on their way!
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Playing with some Jellyfish ideas!
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Martha's with me today!
Today Martha and I are having some time together!
Oh! To be able to sleep like that.
Just back from the walk to school.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Cushion for Martha
I don't often get a chance to make much these days
but here is a quick cushion for my ever
so gorgeous Niece Martha!
Using hand dyed raw silk ribbons for stems,
Needle felted spots and bright buttons.
Hand dyed pre-felt for leaves and fabric pens.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Possibly becoming one of my favourite fibres to dye.
Beautiful Mohair....I love it!
The shine that it gives is glorious and I really
love the yarns and felt
that have this amazing fibre blended in with them.
Monday, 22 April 2013
Today I've been dying yarn....yummy!
So pleased to have managed to get some more
lovely thick and thin yarn to dye!
Also some rather nice kid mohair and merino mix.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Interesting and busy week! Lots of ribbons.....some lovely felt.
This week started with stay overnight at Yorkhill Hospital
with Caleb. He is fine but they wanted to try a change
in his medication and keep an eye on him.
It was a couple of long days and a very long night.....
Caleb coped well although he did wake me up several times to ask
if I could go sleep somewhere else!
Apparently I snore - sure I don't know what he means!
Anyway I kept myself busy
much to the nurses and doctors amusement cutting
Caleb was well occupied with an x-box
and loads of great toys on the play room.
Then on Friday I had a lovely afternoon with a lovely
girl called Shauna from Largs Academy.
She was given two felt making classes as a gift at Christmas
and this was the first chance we both had to meet up.
She created two pieces of wet felt
a rather striking pink piece
and this wonderful purple piece below
with loads of interest from mohair and silk.
Hopefully will be back next week with what Shauna creates with her felt!
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Select Sunday...sorry I'm not with it this week!
Mr badger by Jules!
Today I wanted to share some fab minature work by
one of my customers Jules.
How cute is this badger
and you will find him here
on Jules's ebay listing
I love her little sheep and of course Mr Badger.
But Jules also creates wonderful brooches
such as the
Watching the lambs
Jules sent me some really wonderful photo's but I
seem to be having technical difficulties today
but hope to share them later.
Anyway hope you love the fabulous work by Jules
and you can find her at Ebay just look for