Thursday 30 May 2013

Sea plane.....Custom order and table cloths

We had a lovely visit from Reuben's Dad and Jennie
at the weekend all the way from Somerset.

Reuben and Douglas went on a fab trip on a sea plane
out of Loch Lommond.
It was a perfect day for it.

Caleb supervising!

Up in the sky! We live in a very bonnie part of the country.

Today a custom "sea themed" pack very appropriately!

Dying fabric for table cloths for Woolfest.

Sunday 26 May 2013

The Woolfest Count down blog candy.......

4 Weeks and 4 days to go to
and we are going to have a
count down to Woolfest blog candy giveaway
with a prize each week
New prize announced every Sunday......
 and then a
grand draw after Woolfest
with another prize.

This weeks prize is

One of our hand dyed and hand knitted
(dyed and constructed by me - knitted by Vicky)

Just leave a message on this post and you will be counted in
next Sunday's draw
We'd love you to follow us and that way you'll know
about our next draw.

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!
The SAFAS ladies

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 SAFAS 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 Facebook!

They won a GOLD! How great is that!

Lovely wool tops.

silk noil

recycled sari silk yarn

Wensleydale lamb....oh so lovely!

Monday 20 May 2013

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.

Madbird textiles 
can be found on
(have a look in her photo album
for some wonderful creations for exhibitions)
and at

all work copyrighted by
Madbird Textiles.

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 Woolfest 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

sari ribbons

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
some greenery.
A really great project for a first time felter!

Thursday 9 May 2013

Hope's mermaid

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.
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.......
how exciting!

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 - here!

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

Jellyfish.....wobble wobble

Playing with some Jellyfish ideas!
such fun.....