Coreopsis Time

Coreopsis flowersWell ladies, it’s Coreopsis time again.  These beautiful yellow flowers can be found in abundance on the Central Coast.  You can pick them by the side of the road.  They are great for dyeing wool and you don’t need a mordant.  See my previous post for how to make lovely yellow wool using these bright flowers.

Naomi’s Shawl

I wanted to make a nuno felted shawl for an 18th birthday gift.  Everything started out undyed except for the orange silk.  I used food colouring to dye wool, silk and mohair in black and brown.  The wool and mohair took up the dye well but the silk turned out blue which still looks nice.

Naomi's WrapHere is the wrap still wet and the dye is still coming out of the silk.  When I took it home I rinsed it many times before it settled to a much paler blue than when I originally dyed the silk.

Naomi wearing the wrap





Here I am wearing the finished product which I am very pleased with, even though it turned out nothing like I expected!

Bev’s Table Decorations

Bev's Table Decorations
This beautiful mermaid and dolphin were made as table decorations for The Gathering.  Our tables will look fabulous and way out there.  The mermaid is just gorgeous. All needle felted. A stunning lady ready for action.  Sitting in a bed of wool and shells on the sandy floor.  The needle felted dolphin is in full flight, up and over the water and through the hoop.  It even has a flag on the pole.  Fantastic and we are looking forward to the big day to see all these on the tables.  Thanks Bev. by Lyn A.

Our Jacaranda

Our JacarandaIt’s that time of year when all the Jacaranda trees are flowering, including ours.  Sitting right at the end of our driveway, everyone gets to see the beautiful purple flowers every time they come into the cottage.  I love the purple carpet when all of the petals start to drop.  How lucky are we?

Jenni’s Plying

Jenni PlyingHere is Jenni, happily plying her handspun wool.  Jenni doesn’t know what she is going to do with this wool yet but we can’t wait to see the end result of her first lot of handspun.