Saturday, 30 November 2019

Colour surprise

At last I’m back to the loom and have something to show for my efforts, just as well as I'll be at the Hawthorn Makers Market in the morning.  Scarves have been selling quite well and I needed more stock.  There was quite a lot of rayon chenille in the stash so I wound a couple of warps, one in blues and teals

with a boucle rayon yarn in the same tones, and another in warmer tones. 

I made 3 scarves from each warp, using 3 of the warp colours for weft with the intention of having 3 related scarves in each colour way.  My vision was for them to be like fraternal triplets – similar but different. However with yet another colour surprise, I’d have to describe them as more like identical triplets.  Interesting how much the colours blended once they were wet-finished.  I took photos of each colour way but when it came to choosing the best ones, I couldn’t tell the colours apart, so one of each will have to do.

I’ve been working on the garden.  Most years I look at my vegetable patch in January and decide that it’s really too late to start.  I was determined to do better this year and here is a picture from about 6 weeks ago. 

Everything is growing well and I’m pleased to report that I'm now self- sufficient in salad leaves and rocket.

And finally, here’s the clematis on the back deck putting on a great display


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