Here is the start of my new, combined blog.
Are you feeling the love? Saw this on the road in Putney this evening and thought.."that has to be my first image of the new blog!
Look what l found the other day... a genuine and very old (so l am told) horse shoe. Have used it already in a dye and boy did it turn the water black!
This is the newest load of Eucalyptus leaves l collected the other day... this type is called "Black Sally". I have put them into a plastic bowl, poured boiling water over it and will let it stand till l have a spare saucepan. This will be the 4th type of leaf to be tested to see what colour it gives.
I have almost finished making two shoulder bags. They are made of felted wool, eco-dyed with Eucalyptus leaves and then decorated with dyed threads and found buttons. All that is needed now is a strap and my label inside the bags. Really liked these... the first ones l have made that l feel are good enough to consider selling.
Front and open flap of Bag 1.
Back of Bag 1.
Completed Bag 1.
Front of Bag 2.
Back of Bag 2.
Whole back of Bag 2.
Front of bag plus open flap of Bag 2.
Lucky me... yesterday in a charity shop in Tooting, l found an 80% wool and 20% mohair coat for £4 (size 16)! I have since unpicked it and am now dyeing with it! It feels so soft and luxurious and is great to work with.
Going past Trafalgar Square the other evening, caught sight of the sculpture on the fourth plinth, "The Ship in the Bottle". I am always so surprised that although it seems small, up close, the bottle can be seen quite well from every point of the Square. Not sure how much longer it will be up there as l feel there is a sculpture lurking in the shadows, waiting it's turn.
I love this motorbike and rider but what really made me giggle was the very large cigar in his mouth... which was very alight!
This was a sight that stopped people and traffic on Putney High Street... a laid back, covered bike. I certainly wouldn't like to be pedaling something this low, especially in London! Very brave man l reckon!