23.3.17

Sheaf

I don't have a coherent story for you today, just a bunch of images and impressions. Walking through a sea of tall, dry grass. A ritual headdress. Harvest celebrations. Granary. A sheaf. Wind rustling in dry grass. Silence.

This is a new brooch. To suggest the sheaf-shape, I experimented with forming the functional part into a triangle.

It's in the shop today.

21.3.17

Teal Shell

I'm feeling a bit lost for words lately... so I'll make it short and to the point.

New today: a shell in teal.

You can find it in the shop.

Bye for now.

16.3.17

Blue Blossom

I am very pleased with this pair of blue blossom earrings! They are a nice size but so light. The colours make me wish for summer. Easy like blue jeans and sandals. A candle lit in a lantern on a warm evening.

In the shop today.

14.3.17

Blue and Red

What I've been working on: two necklaces and two sets of feather earrings. In the shop today.

In other news: Spring is here and the garden is welcoming again. Time to take the sewing outside on the bench. It's warmer, lighter and full of flowers.

8.3.17

Melancholy Rainbow

A new Storyline bracelet this time in a multicolour variety. Dyed by binding places and overlapping them for different dye baths, somewhat like ikat or space dyeing. A muted, autumn rainbow telling a colour story.

In the shop now.

7.3.17

Woodland Walk

Woodland walk amulet necklace. This one was reserved quickly but I wanted to show the photos anyway.

When I'm ready to take pictures I always go out into the garden to see what leaves or flowers I can find that would resonate with the silk colours and this time there was a piece of fern that was a very close match. As luck would have it.

1.3.17

Sea at Night

Hello everyone, how is the weather where you are? We are in Pisces season and over here the earth is waking up and birds are gathering nest material and laughing at the sleet and the frequent blasts of freezing wind. The news is that after last week's half-term holiday, tinctory resumes regular updates.

Today I have a new amulet bag ready that is very Pisces and Neptune. It's indigo blue, smocked in blues in a wavy pattern, a smattering of silver beads like reflected stars. The shape is irregular like waves lapping on the shore edged by the soft sea foam-like texture of the frayed silk. The patterns dance on the water surface, there's the swell, the undercurrents, the eddies that hint at things hidden below.

In the shop tomorrow.

15.2.17

Sweet Honey

Today I have for you some freshly cut comb, heavy with honey.

In the shop in a minute.

13.2.17

Fruit of Early Spring

This necklace is made from extra special fabrics I've been saving. It's silk dyed with my home grown Japanese indigo. One year the crop of fresh leaves gave the turquoise I used for the top and another year a different harvest produced the aqua colour on the inside of the fruit.

As usual, the fruit is heavy with all the juicy garnets and comes on an adjustable chain.

Find it in the shop on Tuesday.

There are snowdrops, crocuses in the park, birds are signing, Spring is around the corner!

10.2.17

Storylines

Two more storyline bracelets: one dyed red with madder root and the other dark indigo blue.

In the shop on Saturday.