SBS is having a sale today - so grab a bargain!
Friday, 29 November 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Today I have been dying chiffon for orders and some
for the shop, all drying out slowly and hopefully get a minute
to list tomorrow.
Had a wee helper today as Hope off school with bad
ear ache so no venturing out doors.
Once the calpol started working she was happy
to keep me company while I dyed in the kitchen.
But I think lack of visitors
(she thinks I am always having folks round for coffee)
will mean a return to school in morning...lol
Monday, 25 November 2013
Some great offers at my Ebay Store - Hope Jacare designs
on Mulberry bark.
Sadly my supply is coming to an end.
So if you fancy trying some.....grab some quick.
Have you ever played with mulberry bark? It has a texture and feel similar to raw silks. Surprising? Not if you happen to know that silk worms live off of eating mulberry leaves. Because of this silk-like texture, mulberry fibres are great for incorporating in multi-media artwork and creative textiles.
Until recently mulberry bark was only available in its unprocessed state for sale to paper makers. The processed bark looks like a mesh of criss crossed threads.
There are many ways to play with the bark. You can cut up the fibre and stitch or glue it to your artwork. Funky threads and ribbons can be woven through the fibre.
More three dimensional shapes and thinner, wispy layers can be created with the bark. Soak the bark in water for a few minutes to soften the fibres. While wet, the fibres can be separated into thinner layers, distressed through stretching, ripped into smaller strips, or pressed onto moulds.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
apricot and peach with a splash of soft brown
I do like dying cotton scrim!
In reality a very soft shell pink.....
Great bases for nuno felting.
Aly has just created a wonderful jacket using some
scrim I dyed for her recently which you can see at
Thursday, 21 November 2013
I think there definitely is the potential to combine felt making
along side a new love "lamp working".
Still not convinced I am a bead maker but I do love to play!
A big thanks to Louise Nelson I know know how to attach my gas tank and
torch safely.......can't wait to have a good old melt!
Monday, 11 November 2013
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Today I thought I'd show you another customers work.
We haven't done a select Sunday for a while.
You can find Nikki's really lovely cards
and creations at
where she has also been
creating some very special poppies.
Nikki can also be found at the following craft fairs
16th November - Earlston
18th November - Jedburgh
23rd November - Kelso
28th,29th and 30th November - Galashiels
1st December - Newtown St. Boswells
5th December - Earlston
Good luck Nikki!
Saturday, 9 November 2013
A few more beads....playing with colour and texture.
Still haven't got a steady hand for it too much
oohing and ahhing...lol.
I bought some lovely broken glass - 'frit'
from Beadbug to add spots of colour.
Texture created with Baking soda....I love it!
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
I love the variety of fabrics and fibres I dye for customers.
From lovely cotton scrim above for a customer
to use in Nuno felting.
Harris Tweed packs for a customer that needle felts.
Recycled silk chiffon sari ribbon
for a jewellery designer!