Tag Archives: Crafts

Autumn has arrived 2

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I have always loved the colours of autumn, the warmth, the golden colours emerging from the greens of summer, treasure.
I have been carding my naturally dyed wool with commercial fleece i.e. bought from Bristol wool fair, along with re-cycled sari yarn, silk, alpaca, jute, linen etc etc. All together they make a pallet of autumn or so i felt.

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Hand woven with hand spun and dyed wool mixed with silks, alpaca etc

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Some woven cushions inspired by walks in nearby woods when they were full of the most amazing foxgloves. I am just loving my Ashford knitters loom and free weaving.

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Three cushions made with bluebell wood weavings

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Soon to be for sale on Esty…when i work out how to!! Don’t think i will put them in the caravans. By the way Ruby is ready for hire, just awaiting her gorgeous stripy awning to arrive, more photos soon. Check out http://www.devonvalleyglamping.co.uk

 

 

 

bluebell wood inspired weavings made into cushions

bluebell wood inspired weavings made into cushions

DSC_0925 DSC_0927 DSC_0929 DSC_0931 DSC_0934 DSC_0936 DSC_0937Three cushions made with Devon Wildlife Trust Halsdon bluebell wood weavings. This was so much fun, I have backed them with some fantasic  blue fabric. Nicola Wood produced several designs for Heals in the early to mid 1960’s. Her work is rather distinctive, all the pieces I have come across have a very painterly, abstract, expressionist quality. ‘Vibration’ is typical of this style.  The fabric is 100% cotton barkcloth, very typical of the period.