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April 29, 2017

a cool Spring means the tulips bloom for a long time

daughter-in-law Kathy gave me bulbs last Fall

they were developed to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday, this year

late bloomers

I can’t resist their internal beauty

planning to plant more this Fall

in the studio tea towels are progressing slowly

#2 – a plum weft

#3 – a raspberry weft

I’m avoiding the obvious orange, not my favorite colour

the single red thread is my cutting line

spinning natural coloured cotton in the evenings

the fibre is a rather plain beige with a slightly green tinge

when finished in washing soda (alkaline) it becomes a soft, mossy green

the Daphne beside the front path is loaded with blooms

the scent is intoxicating












8 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    May 1, 2017 5:19 am

    that cotton is glorious and subtle, lovely.


    • May 1, 2017 7:21 am

      Hi Velma – the stash of handspun cotton is growing – slowly. Your new website doesn’t recognize me – I can’t leave a message!


  2. April 30, 2017 9:01 am

    Love the tea towels but what’s wrong with orange? It’s my favourite colour! The magically appearing green cotton is so fun. The browns do that too but not so dramatically.


    • April 30, 2017 9:50 am

      Louisa – I was thinking about you when I wrote the “orange” comment! Don’t worry I’ll give it a try, just have to work up to it. The weave structure and colour changes take time but it is worth it.


  3. April 30, 2017 3:06 am

    Lots to feel good about–indoors and out!


  4. Lis permalink
    April 29, 2017 11:32 am

    Beautiful tulips. Do you replant annually? I have new bulbs in and am wondering how they’ll do next year.


    • April 29, 2017 12:39 pm

      Hi Lis – no, I don’t have the garden time to replant.There are lovely drifts of red and white that have naturalized and I will see if the Canada ones will do the same, they have done very well for the first year.


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