Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I won another give-away, dyeing and Indian embroidery.

I had the most wonderful parcel delivered to me today from an amazing artist called Patty Szymkowicz. I won her giveaway for her 3rd blogging anniversary. I was so excited but l never would have believed what she would "actually" send me! I thought it would just be the card she talked about! This is the beautiful card l though was all l was to receive.
This is the back.

 and then there was even more inside a small plastic bag....a tiny silver bird, a nest of pearl eggs and so much more. Wow...l am such a lucky lady. Thank you so much Pattyx.
 They were wrapped in this gorgeous tissue paper.....
 and even more.......
 These small tickets remind me of the Green Shield stamps we used to have years ago...also no longer around.
 Love these...x
 Just emptied a load of material soaking in natural dyes, so my jars are now washed and sparkling and waiting for my next load of experiments!
 This is a load of steaming bundles l did about 2 weeks ago...trying to see how long l can last before l give in and open them.
 This box of disguarded leaves may give you a clue to what images are coming next!
 Unwrapped and drying! So exciting. Just like Christmas has come early every time l unwrap bundles!

 When they are dry and l have ironed them, l will put the images up here...more than likely tomorrow evening (Tuesday).
This is an embroidery piece l started a while ago, after spending a day with some wonderful Indian women, whose whole village are embroiderers. Each piece they make tells a story. In return, they asked us to create a piece that told a story. I have decided to finish it and when l have l will put it on here and also tell you the story that goes with it..


  1. You got some nice colours and patterning with your natural dyeing - isn't it such a thrill opening the bundles of fabric to see how they came out?

  2. Hi there Lynda..this is Penny from Tanglewood Threads..Thanks for visiting. My goodness, your dye results are marvelous. Your patience obviously worked!

  3. hi Penny..thanks for visiting in retuen...glad you liked the colours, l am having so much fun!x lynda

  4. You are just so nice and most welcome dear Lynda!
    It was great fun putting together some goodies for you. I enjoy blogging so much...one of the big benefits is meeting talented people like yourself...an extra thrill that you are across the pond...a bit of arm chair traveling for me :)

    Your fabrics are just fabulous...can't wait to hear and see more...
    Your embroidery piece is SO inspired!

  5. oh, yes, Patty is famous for her generosity. :)