AND blow me,
there was my bag of new buys hiding beneath!
Who on earth put them there?!
YEAHHH anyway, here's some photos from the show and of my buys
Okay now this is what I'd like to make for my back door as a fly deterrent, but with strings closer together?
I could always use old craft magazines for a more colourful look maybe!
I cant read who made it sorry, maybe it will show up better once its posted, but I really liked that shed used printed pages like that.
Reminded me of lace curtains for some reason.
These above are an alternative way of making a rag rug if you think about it, although these displayed were circular cushions. They were really striking and could be a lot of fun made with scrap fabrics and a less uniform colour pattern I reckon. They are simply triangles of fabric, stitched in position of course, a clever idea from the third world.
There were some interesting samples of stumpwork, example above, loved the hair (s) !
A bedtime story !
historical and mythical figures in stitch
you got to like that 'mummy' on the wall! : )
The Centaur much different to the one I made and of course lady above, quite a bit different to my Medusa!!
A fiery dragon, 'scaled' in 4" knitted squares.
And although very dark, this was an interesting white stitches on white embroidery - well I think it was white on white, come to think of it,
maybe it was cream on cream!
( It would work well, white on white though Mary Anne and Deanna!)
The beautiful batiks that jean ( made) me buy much better colours than shown here, yummmmmy stuff
The blue hoop is the circular knitting needle and heres the crochet hook too. sadly you cant pick out the lovely white on white fabrics, all differently patterned.
going to have to learn what to do with them, will have to read back through Shelagh Folgates blog!
The circular 'skirt' below was made with the Spider Tool but it was ever so heavy, so wearing it might not be ideal - although it could certainly double as a chastity belt!
But the substance of the fabric would work really well for a bag or a rug I think.
I finally bought some weaving sticks too, they only sold them in a pack darn it, like I need any more wool to practise with! But I want to make a batch of head huggers using them to use up some of my yarn stash in a different way.
Mind you she was really frosty, perhaps because this was day 3 of a busy show and she still had one more day to go?
Or perhaps because Jeans greeting to her as we approached the stall was
"Oh its the blanket lady!" LOL
Mind you, she was right, the lady had started off by dyeing old wool blankets!
She was very po faced though!
~ and just because she's delightful and was practising her
Right, my energy's run out folks, this recovery is going to be slow -
maybe a hot toddy will help -
and hot water
taken at bedtime : )