We have had a relatively relaxed day. Very rare for the weekends. Both boys had activities but no sport. Andrew went to a friends house to make jam – go figure – and Stephen had a choral presentation. Interesting given that he has been sick all week and his voice is at best rusty. I dyed some velvets, Glenn and I packed some dyes for the Canberra show and did the fruit and veg shopping at Belconnen markets. I also made a huge pot of pumpkin soup for lunches this week. We currently have a roast pork crackling in the oven. Sounds like a lot , but it really was a slow Sunday by my standards. I also focused on getting projects I have started dry and finished. I can now report in on some of the items from the past few days.
My wool wrap – the Shiva dried beautifully and it is now pressed and ready to wear. I may wear it tomorrow or the next day. Here it is. The second photo shows a bit more of the detail.
The second finished item is the felted scarf. I used two pre felts – a black one as the base and a red one for the triangle detail. I also used a bag of my hand dyed wool top in the Cherry colourway. Again, photos showing the finished item and some detail.
My silk paper from the silk batt is dry, but I have not done anything with it yet. I am currently drawing out some ideas. I am not great at the planning stage, but I want to use the silk paper on a piece of fabric I hand painted with Procion dyes and I want it to work so am drafting out a design. Silk and hand painted fabric are shown in this photo.
Finally, tonight I am finishing the machine stitching of the 12 blocks of velvet applique I started. I have 8 done and 4 more to go. I would like to get the blocks into a top tonight, but that might be too much. Here is a sneak peak at one of the blocks waiting to be stitched (and the wonkey bit adjusted!).