Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Some time ago I read a wonderful post at Gerdiary about coloring fabric with avocadopeels. The result was drop gorgeous and the explanation was easy enough or at least I thought so. Now I know almost nothing about this process but I read Cathy's posts about natural dyes last summer and wanted to try it.
So I bought mordant, soaked the fabric for 24 hours. Cooked the avocadopeels and the miracle work could happen. NOT. No matter how hard I tried over and over again. I got all kinds of colors and with some imagination and bad eyes you might discover a pinkish spot but that was it. Totally disappointed I gave up.
Than the other day I came across a post or a comment, can't remember, and that person wrote that you have to do it without mordant. So that is what I'm gonna try by the end of the week when all the avocado's are eaten again. In the meantime you can look at some fabric with an interesting colors.
Lets hope the next babystep is gonna work out.
Have a good time with your babysteps.
Monday, August 30, 2010
A friend of mine has a surplus of plums this year and as you can see I am the lucky one to receive some of these yummy goodies.
For most recipies the stones of the plums need to be taken out. This takes up some time but it is a good thing because sometimes the outside looks great but the inside isn't of the same quality.
Luckily a friend stopped by.
And this is the result, one jar of sweet/sour plums, three jars of plumchutney, three jars of spicy plum jam, one jar of plum preserves and one plumbread.
As you can guess, the plumbread is already eaten with some spicy jam and, although totally bias, it was delicious. Do you need more good news? She is bringing more plums next week, thank you Marjanne.
Hope you have a fantastic start of your week.
Friday, August 27, 2010
This envelope bag is keeping my little treasures safe, it is made of thick felt and after all these years I am still happy with it.
Do you have a special treasure keeper?
Another week has gone by, thank you for your kind comments and mails. I hope you will have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you monday again.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Amy of Bring yourself has started this project and since I love baby-steps it is time to join. Are you totally over the moon when you learned something new? Well maybe you would like to join us.
Have fun today.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is a embroidery technique I saw in the Bork Havn Viking museum and it is used in the Bork tapetet. The Bork tapetet is inspired by the Bayeux tapestry and it took more than three years to make. First you put an outline stitch around the area you want to embroider.
Than you put in the long threads followed by the short ones.
Than you embroider them together with a small stitch on the the cloth.
In this picture this technique is used to make the dresses.
Enjoy yourself today.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
made in a small vikingchurch
lots of people around
a piece of craftmanship
all my attention
a ship that travels, brings opportunities for those who don't lose their hope
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Here you can see my version.
These two banners were weaved and more than drop gorgeous.
the woman who made them sitting at her loom
some random pictures
Time to sit down.
Have a great saturday.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Today a more peace minded theme: embroidery
There were so many embroidered pieces that was difficult to make a selection or I could say that I just went crazy with my camera. Hope you are still enjoying yourself.
This serie will continue during the weekend.
Have a fantastic day.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Have a fabulous tuesday.