Felicity Taylor Eclectic Handmade

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Dying wool, patchwork finished and home cooking.

I have managed to do a bit more dying of wool amongst other things!

Below is 'Jaquard' acid dye in yellow sun.

Quite unexpected, but this is 'Jaquard' acid dye in chartreuse.
A poster paint green!

I have finished the small hooked wallhanging- or it will hang when I finish the back!

The blue and red really sing together don't they?
A rather large work in progress actually got finished- my very basic patchwork throw.

A certain furry friend took up residence on it.

It finally found a place on the sofa to hide a multitude of muddy paws!

When I was younger a Saturday like today would be spent shopping in the main town.
I prefer these days to spend time catching up on jobs.We live in a town so popping to the shops is a speedy affair.
I have managed today to get some cooking done as well as foraging (love that word) for Elderflowers.
I didn't know they existed in a field where I go blackberrying-but I saw them this morning and in a beam of light sort of moment saw they were laden with flowers!
They are hidden under the covered bowl soaking in syrup!
I also managed to make some rolls, rockcakes and two mincemeat tarts ( scrappy but tasty!)
What is your favourite things to do at the weekend?
Speaking of which have a good weekend!
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Apologies -again- for long gaps between posts.
I get caught up in other work and house stuff, as we all do!
I have managed to do some more work though. He's a few pictures of raggy goings on.

I have finished the 'Moon and Bird'.

My favourite part was the -moon and bird.

My hubby commented that it reminded him of an ancient carpet he saw on a t.v. programme.
I saw a clip from it. The carpet was said to be the oldest representation of Mary Magdelene, it also showed Jesus and other figures (all open to interpretation of course).
I loved the simple representations of the figures in what seemed to be little boats.
It inspired a small rag rug idea.

Not quite finished yet, but I really like the bold shapes.

I have also nearly finished another small piece.

A rather wobbly Orla Kiely inspired mug.

Hope you are all having a good day!
Bye for now.

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