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Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
Textile Artist Gill is inspired by natural fibres, colour and texture. Natural dyes providing a wealth of colours from nature.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Inverness Farmers Market

Well another market is on the horizon this coming Saturday, 9am - 4pm. Have been busy getting ready, new ideas, colours & yarns. I was not able to attend the last market as I was suffering from a nasty cough that just would not go away. Now fighting fit!!!
Looking forward to the coming year as the spring starts to brighten the days, new awakenings, new ideas and a whole new season to look forward too. The dye bath is about to go into full swing as all these colour palettes start to come to life. New life is due, within the next month the ewe's are due to lamb. My ladies in waiting & their very handsome tupp, not in my good books today as he butted my leg. Showing off, just like a naughty little boy.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New idea's

Rhubarb root, a friend turned up with some buckets with chopped up foot in them & smelt mouldy. As I had a large boiler she wanted dye a large batch of fleece I have to admit I have not dyed with rhubarb before & was not prepared to waste a large amount of fibre. So I was playing with an idea on the knitting machine using a hand knit pattern, as the yarn was let say not the best I thought I would throw  it in the bath. 
Glad that I only dyed this as my first comment was"diry nappies" but being a scrouge, I had to turn it into a wearable project. So by joining a side,a bit of embellishment this is the result.
I think I will have to write the pattern up. Fairly nice neck wrap.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Crochet pattern

One of my simple crochet designs, 150gms of space dyed Romney.light and lacy, will dress up or dress down any outfit.

Inverness Farmer's Market December 2013

We'll with any luck the previous post of pic's taken at the last December market got posted. One of my gifts this year was an iPad  and have had to use Dropbox to upload some of my photo's my HTC phone would not share my pic's with the iPad . So forced to use Dropbox, not very good with some of this tech stuff better with knitting needles and crochet hooks!!!
My New Year's resolution is too be more pro-active with my blog, but with not knowing how this got to cyber space and how to find it again it has taken far longer than I had hoped. Time to go back to the comfort zone and get the knitting out!

Inverness Farmer's Market December 2013