Sunday, 13 April 2014

natural colours workshop with Claire Wellesley-Smith from Clarabella













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a few weeks back I attended a workshop with Claire from clarabella and learnt about how to dye cloths with natural ingredients. We used, madder, red onion skins, chamomile, indigo, logwood, and walnut. We also learnt about mordant, its effect and how to make different recipes for different fabrics.
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I am undecided as to which dye was my favourite and which sample that I produced I like the best but I did become rather taken with indigo dipping; very satisfying.
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Over the next few weeks I will be sorting through my samples and making something out of them so more to follow on this excellent workshop that I went to held by Clarabella on natural colours.
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Thank you for an excellent day Claire and lovely to meet you after following you online for so long,
links to Claire here;

Monday, 3 March 2014

absence




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I haven't been on here for a while but I will try to be on a little more because I miss it


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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

wedding flowers







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I just received some photographs of a wedding I did the flowers for in August
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it's true what they say, sometimes you need to take a step back to see how good something is. As it has been a few months since the wedding I had forgotten about it, although I was pleased with how it turned out I think I was still slightly running from adrenaline of getting everything done on time, working very late, and with it being my first solo wedding I wanted it to be perfect. I can look back now and feel  proud of myself, the flowers look lovely, as do the bride and groom
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you can look back on the previous post for this wedding here
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I am doing another wedding for the lovely Emily of ivegotknits in May who's marrying the lovely Jim from salle pierre lamy 
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I am open to all uk based weddings, email me if you would like your flowers done by me, also I have a friend who will hire out vintage crockery, lovely 
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photographs by Maisy Carr 


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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

new to you



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I am selling some of my clothes and bags on ebay if you want to have a look, if you don't live in the uk and want to buy something get in touch with me, I'll ship it
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Monday, 3 February 2014

Year of the horse






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we went to Manchester to celebrate Chinese New Year yesterday and meet with family, it was a beautiful day weather wise.
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I hope you have had a lovely weekend
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I have taken today and tomorrow as holidays from work to relax and recharge, I intend to do nothing


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