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Scrap Happy September”

September 14, 2021

the weather is changing and Rosie is going to need something warmer than her sun dress

so I decided a “blankie” would be quick and easy

made with scraps of felt – the brown pieces are left from making Rosie

the blue is pole wrapped, indigo dyed shibori

herringbone stitched with the silk thrums from the last weaving project

 Rosie said it was boring so I thought a few flowers would brighten it up

and add some colour

when a natural dye pot is in use I throw in a piece of wool felt (previously mordanted with alum)

the density of the wool fibre seems to absorb the dye and give strong colours

once I started stitching it was hard to stop

flowers attract the bees

and then a spider dropped in

a blue bird visited

and the fish swam by

“Fantasy Felt”

finished with several rounds of crochet using the last of the thrums

Rosie has decided what she really needs is a sweaterand I’m left with some chopped up samples

the scraps just get smaller and smaller

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean (me), Jon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti, Edith and Debbierose

27 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2021 7:37 am

    What a sweet project!


  2. September 17, 2021 12:13 am

    A gorgeous collection of embroidery stitches, stunning


  3. September 16, 2021 8:00 am

    I love this so much


    • September 16, 2021 10:07 am

      Dawn – if I’ve learned anything during covid it is to relax and have a little fun. Life has become much too serious.


  4. September 16, 2021 1:06 am

    Lovely! No need to say more!


  5. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    September 15, 2021 8:34 am

    That is one very lucky little bear! My lot are jealous now!


    • September 15, 2021 9:59 am

      Sue – well Rosie wasn’t very impressed and she wants a sweater so the fantasy felt will find another use. On to making a bear like sweater!

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      • Going Batty in Wales permalink
        September 17, 2021 2:54 am

        She is a little bossy boots isn’t she!


  6. September 15, 2021 8:06 am

    I love so many things about this, all the subtle variations in color, shape, texture, and size, and the crocheted edging!


    • September 15, 2021 10:05 am

      Gwen – thank you, there was no design planning, it just evolved and was great fun. I think it is the fun part that makes it special.

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      • September 15, 2021 5:36 pm

        I love your creations because they show your experience and your wonderful design sense. You are like a great chef — you might think you’re doing something unplanned, but the expertise shines through! 🙂


      • September 15, 2021 7:31 pm

        Gwen – wow! thank you, I’m blushing. There are benefits to advancing age. Also, I think it shows when you are having fun while “making”.

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      • September 16, 2021 6:57 am

        I agree with you on the benefits of advancing age! I was thinking the other day of how hard it was for me to learn about threading units and blocks in weaving — now I can see them much more easily. Well, in basic weave structures, anyway! 🙂


      • September 16, 2021 10:11 am

        Gwen – we learn by doing, theory is necessary but then we have to practice – over and over and over. When we no longer need to struggle we can fly free – or freely throw the shuttle!

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  7. claire93 permalink
    September 15, 2021 4:10 am

    an awful lots of scraps and work going into this – beautiful ^^


    • September 15, 2021 10:09 am

      Claire – the amount and variety of scraps I’ve stashed away even amazes me. Sometimes it is nice to use them in a fun/different way.

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  8. September 15, 2021 12:59 am

    That is a glorious quilt


  9. September 15, 2021 12:20 am

    It’s lovely, and I liked seeing it evolve. Love the bee.


    • September 15, 2021 10:16 am

      Cathy – how it evolved surprised me, every day a new idea popped up. I put a little padding under the bee and stitched it with wool, it looks quite real.


  10. September 14, 2021 3:11 pm

    It is “Art” definitely. Really beautiful scrappy Art…I am sure they need a den…with pots of Hunny…


    • September 14, 2021 3:27 pm

      Kjerstin – well, yes a den – or a girl cave, and hunny is a very good idea. I’ll go for tea.


  11. September 14, 2021 2:16 pm

    Gosh, how gorgeous. She’s one lucky Rose, to have all that hand-embroidered and dyed gorgeousness. Beautiful scrappyness!


    • September 14, 2021 3:01 pm

      Kate – It was fun to make but I kind of wandered off course. I’m not sure this will work as a blanket for Rosie. Time will tell- if they had a bear cave (now there’s an idea!) we could hang it on the wall. Maybe it has now become “art”.

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