Monday, 21 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
This week is all about local colour. My tribute to the Norfolk Fens is this skirt made of fabric resembling the carrstone found here and fenlands. The stone is also known as gingerbread because of it's colouring and the fields around the area are dark and lush - just like the colouring of this fabric. The embroidered lines look like ploughed furrows. I also like it because I found it in my local fabric shop and like to think I have helped business in some way ....
I don't normally wear browns but I quite like these shades. They go well with black which is my usual choice of base colour. I used the straight skirt option of Simplicity easy-to-sew 2257.
Monday, 7 March 2011
I seem to be into scarves at the moment! I was asked to do this for a friend who wanted to learn how to knit but didn't take to it, so I finished it off for her. Just simple knit and purl really but I used the yarn double to give a thick, chunky texture and twisted it before I sewed it up. Completed it this weekend - to my own design.