looks like my chain plying is improving. This yarn is made by me from our own small flock of Jacob sheep. It was mordanted with alum then dyed with dyers chamomile, onion skins and three exhausts of cochineal. It amazes me how strong cochineal is, so few wee dried beasties. I then spun on my Ashford and chain plyed. Think I will crochet some new cushions for Liy and Ruby our retro caravans which we are spring cleaning ready for the season. They should be up on air b&b in May, watch this space.
So, with all that yarn, some free weaving on my Ashford knitter and the results drying on the line.
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.
Daisy under the oak tree
Jon has worked hard putting lots of love and life back into Daisy. She is a 1970’s Stirling one of the last ever made. He bought her at a local classic car auction. She is painted with Annie Sloan paint and has lovely Cole & Cole curtains. We have put Daisy in the paddock, she seems to like being under the oak tree looking out across the Mully Brook valley. She will be available through airb&b in August and our website devonvalleyglamping.co.uk we just have to make the final safety checks, electrics and gaz. She has a double bed and is quite luxurious.
We decided to try out our latest little gem, she is a Carlight Cassetta, we think circa 1976, she has been brightened up with a little Annie Sloan paint and a new floor. Well how lucky were we with Mediterranean sunshine in Cornwall.
Chillaxing in Cornwall
A glorious Easter weekend in Devon we have set up Ruby for glamping in the beautiful Taw valley in North Devon. She sleeps two and sits in our apple orchard with a fire pit nearby to warm yourself in the cool of the evening. A perfect place to relax and digitally detox.
Taw Valley Evening
Jonny just gets the feel of the landscape around here, wonderful undulating hills, ever changing hues of green and the autumn colours can take your breath away. I keep telling him to paint small domestic paintings (hoping they will sell) but he can’t help himself and needs to do BIG as the vista’s are BIG and sweeping, from one side of ones vision to the other.
View up to Burrington church from Winswood Valley
View across to Exmoor
View to Chulmleigh from the East
Higher Hacknell Farm
she’s a 1970 Safari, we think we will call her Ruby and she will have a blue theme