Welcome dear friends to my post today!
I wanted to share a very important post about a new project set up
by an amazingly generous woman - Vicki at 2Bagsfull Blog
where friends wishing to support women with breast cancer
can donate a wonderful gift of either a bought pink scarf or a
hand knitted, crocheted or sewn pink scarf or wrap.
Now you can read all about this project by clicking on the pink
button on my sidebar on the right hand side.
This is a year long project so you have 12 months in which
to create a scarf at the end of which time these will all be offered
to women who are suffering from breast cancer.
What a wonderful opportunity to show how much you care
in offering just a little of your time and energy
to this cause!
Some of you may not know that firstly we have a small flock of
Angora goats and so this is where my story begins.
Secondly, I love to spin wool (not that I have done much of that over
the last two years) and it just so happens that I had some
beautiful scenes of mohair already spun
so what better excuse did I have than to
get out the cast iron dying pot and start boiling up
those avocardo skins that I had been collecting
for a project such as this.
As I had a large quantity of mohair in 3 scenes
I knew I needed to add more colour so I decided to add
some small quantities of wool dye "Heath" as
well as a few drops of black and gold
and I have to say that I was so very happy with the
muted pink colour I was aiming to achieve.
Wow I really love the fluffiness of this stuff and, to me,
the colour is perfect - it's all about experimentation!
I brought it into the bathroom (of all places!) to photograph
the mohair with a few other pink creations on this antique
I've decided to create a loosely knitted wrap
on these large wooden needles - I have made one in the past
so I just may use the same pattern which is stored in my
Oh! and I just couldn't resist showing you some of our
very first Spring roses - it's a climber -
"Pierre de Ronsard".
I am sure all of you rose lovers know this one -
it has such a pretty green tinge to the petals when it first comes out.
And a few pieces of china in pink - one of my favourite colours!
A little Pink Depression glass basket!
A little pink tapestry petit point purse from the 1920s.
The mohair taken in my studio shows a slightly different shade
but I think the previous images are more accurate.
I can't tell you what a beautiful sheen this wool has and I can't
wait to get started!
Vicki has also created a beautiful woollen and fibre nest for this cause as well as a beautifully knitted and beaded wrap as a Giveaway for you to enter and win so if you
would like to become involved in this project and
support our dear friend in
her most worthwhile quest then you have a whole
year to join in and make a beautiful creation that will lift the
heart of just one extra woman in need of some
extra love and support!
Wishing for you another wonderful week
full of creativity and joy!
Love and hugs