Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Going to Summer School

In a few days time I'll be leaving to go to Summer School, Lincoln UK. I'm booked for the course Fun with Acid Dyes by Amanda Hannaford. I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends and meeting OLG members that I have only met online.
It will be interesting to be dyeing with acid dyes as I have only done natural dyeing so far. (apart from dyeing with Dylon dyes in the washing machine ages ago). We had a choice of what we wanted to dye (fibres, yarns, or a mix of both) and I have gone for silk yarns. I've still got to choose a photo for the colour inspiration. I'm hoping to find a photo that not only will have nice colours but also an inspiration for a weave structure. I will browse through my own collection of digital photos and I'm sure I'll find something suitable.
I will not be blogging until I'm back on the 16th as I'll be staying on in the UK for another week after Summer School and I intend to keep away from computers these 2 weeks. ;-)

Monday, July 20, 2009


Stil no weaving to show you but I have been busy planting up our front garden. It had been an empty space for quite some time so needed attention badly. I did the planting all by myself in 1 day. There are more than 100 plants with 30+ different types of lavender. From as low as 25 cm up to 150 cm high and the different ways they flower and different colourings. I'm looking forward to next year when the plants have grown and will show their differences. I chose the plants and made some kind of plan for the planting, but whilst planting I made some changes to the plan.
We are lucky to have a lavender specialist here in Holland: Kwekerij Bastin. Sorry, the link is only in Dutch but it does show many different lavender varieties (if you click on the last photo on the page, Nana Alba, it will take you to the next page with more lavender plants).

Friday, July 10, 2009


At the moment my weaving is not coming of the ground.
So, for my own inspiration I'm posting some photos taken at the Eden Project.