Friday, January 28
Stitch stitch stitch
I've been a little quiet here recently but I'm still alive and kicking. I wanted to photograph some recent stitchery but the sun and I could not get it together.
I've finished the teacosy I was stitching onto the felted merino sweater, and patterned the back too.
My much loved polka dot shirt was worn out at the edges but too good to lose. The fabric has that lovely soft handle from many washings and wearings over the years so it was ripe for a project too. I played with another of the interesting space dyed cotton perle threads I've been selling to join the dots.
I should have taken a pic of the lining which is a lightweight grey suiting remnant with wording woven along the selvedge.
Teacosy No 2 coming up...
Final bit of nonsense for today is a selection from my new 'line'! Sock yarn remnants knitted and coiled and backed with board and felt as pincushions. They all have a hanging loop that's big enough to slip over your wrist, should you choose. Good enough to eat?
And now I am off to Peebles to set up a display of The Border Tart's arty wares in one of two glass cabinets in the foyer cafe at the Eastgate Theatre. They will be on show for three months till the end of April, which is just when Hugh's exhibition of big new paintings will start there.