So .... it is spring. Definitely NOT my favourite season. Windy, changeable temperatures, pollen!!!
But - the flowers are blooming, we have mulberries already falling on the ground - probably because of the wind - and it is obviously time to be thinking about starting up the dyeing again.
Our glasshouse has been reglassed (if there is such a word) with safety glass.
|Our gardening enthusiast couldn't wait till daylight to be doing.|
I was not game enough to be in the glasshouse during the high winds but I went out today to scrape the last of the old glass panes that had lichen on them.
It is Buy Nothing New month. I should have gone to the Australian Tapestry Workshop last week to buy some wool when I thought of it but they had the Grand Final Parade on and I couldn't face the crowds, despite being a Hawthorn member and loving the football. So now I might have to wait till the end of the month before I get well into my idea.
It is to try to do the optical illusion I have just tried with patchwork. I am attending a three week series of Sunday workshops with Joy Smith and it has been suggested that I could try out different ways of graduating the colours, using different techniques. I have some yellows, so can start at that end, but have very few of the other colours to finish it off. I will either have to weave very slowly - not really a problem - and wait till next month to buy some suitable yarns, or just go and buy some new yarns and not keep to the idea of the month. Or I could try using mixed colours and see how that goes. Time, and energy, will tell.