Hope Jacare Designs
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Yipeee...outdoor drying day!
So pleased to get a decent "drying outside" day.
The sun had gone in by the time I remembered to take pictures.
But it was a lovely sunny day in Largs today.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
World book day.....fraggle, horrible histories and Obelisk
World book day at school.
Go dressed as a favourite character.
Jacob - Fraggle Rock....Wembley
Hope - Horrible histories ......Egyptian fashionista
Caleb - Asterix......Obelisk
Such fun! And you take in a book to donate to
the children of Mankunkha in Malawi.
Organized in partnership with Largs Rotary.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
More Vintage/soft shades silk
Silk caps and silk laps (below)
were todays jobs.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Dying silk filature....soft and vintage
A customer request for pale vintage colours was today's dying job.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
hand dyed and hand spun yarns
Hand dyed by me
and Hand spun by Rita
yarn and thread packs
naturals and brights.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
stormy sky and blue seas
Harris tweed XL creativity pack
Hand spun and hand dyed yarn and silk
Upcycled wool blanket hand dyed
small creativity pack.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Hand dyed Cotton scrim.....
Cotton scrim......lots of potential
Nuno felting ?
This is a piece of scrim I've felted into
to create a background.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Another necklace for a present.
This time using a silk string that I dyed to match.
Lovely findings again by
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Oooooo I do love a silk hankie!
dyed and awaiting creative people to play with....
nothing quite like spun silk hankies!
for some texture!
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Happy Birthday Zoe.....my first necklace
Very pleased with my first proper necklace
using one of my own beads.
The beautiful sterling silver fittings were made by
for instructions and supply list
for making up leather thong with silver fittings.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
more playing with glass........beads and pebbles
Have invested in a kiln to allow me to anneal my beads
so when I get better can put them into my
creativity packs and also make presents.
Playing with ideas for making pebble beads....
Glass effects are amazing
still needing lots of practice shaping but it's so much fun
and a great challenge!
Friday, 21 February 2014
Working on new top up Forrest packs.....
Forrest felting pack
Creative textiles packs.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
stormy grey's.....keeping with the pebble theme.
wool pre felt
more pebble dying!
Monday, 17 February 2014
Oooooo we are excited!
We are thrilled to have been accepted to show at
We are already planning a new stand layout
and well simply can't wait!
Will keep you updated with news about this years
10th anniversary show.
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Lots of lovely tops and a wee accident!
Although I did manage to dye up some lovely tops
for a customer this week.
You can see Suzanne's work
and at the
Seagull gallery in Gourock.
I managed to slip in my back garden hitting the stepping
stones on the way down.....ouchy!
Luckily no breakages but lots of bruises.
Feeling quite sorry for myself.
Starting to feel a bit better today and getting ready for
a very exciting trip.
We are going to meet a felt making group in
Howwood on Wednesday!
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Working on new felted pebble fabrics
I have been working on a new range of
felted pebble fabrics.
This piece is beautifully soft with luxurious alpaca
felted over the pebble design
Below I love these holey pieces made with a very fine felt....
It's great to play!
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Hand dyed part de-gummed Silk filature.......oooooo beads too !
This week I have been de-gumming and dying
Wonderful fine silk fiber.
Also some lovely vintage de-gummed silk filature waste below.
Hope to get this on to
over the weekend.
Also been melting glass.