Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Its the softest most cuddliest, silkiest, smoothest (and I have dyslexia) - :-)
Its exclusive to the Natural Dye Studio and out of the 10 undyed skeins I had on friday I only have 4 left, there will be lots more arriving this week, but I might have to dye kilos of "mistakes" just so you hate them and I can keep them.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Didn't take many photos as was too busy talking, but here they are...
Mr Blue face and Phil trying to put the marquee up after a bottle or 2 of wine in the dark - :-)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Both clubs run the same way as our sock club, I dye a special batch each month of new colours, as a club member you also get to try all the new yarns first. As a bonus for joining our clubs we have also introduced a Woolly points scheme. 1 point each month to spend when ever and where ever you wish, the points are worth £1.10 each.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We would like to say a big "thank you" for your loyalty, so have come up with a woolly points scheme.
We will send you a card with August's yarn/fibre and a 1 point sticker, for each month you are a club member we will send you another 1 point sticker. That means if you are a member of 2 clubs you will recieve 2 stickers each month and so on
Your points can be redeemed where ever we are, at shows, on-line (mail us first) or here at the farm.
As you can see below you get a bit more yarn for your points than you would for your money.
The points are redeemable at these values
Kid Mohair Yarn
BFL Dazzle Yarn
Alpaca Silk Yarn
The dates are 2nd & 9th of August and 13th of september.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
1) LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATRE?
Indianna Jones with Dais and her lovely new Mark in Liverpool.
2) WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
Father Brown, by G.K Chesterton
3) FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
Board games annoy me, but not as much as DH when I beat him at Risk - :-)
4) FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?
I don't normally read magazines, but do flick through my pile of Simply Knitting occasionally
5) FAVOURITE SMELLS?
Have a rubbish sense of smell, so like strong smells like coconut
6) FAVOURITE SOUNDS?
The sound of a big fat sports car.
7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
8 ) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?
What colour am I dyeing today, how many new Bessies have I designed in my sleep, will the puppy lick my face before I manage to turn away.
9) FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
Chinese - all of it apart from the eggy bits.
10) FUTURE CHILDS NAME?
Have had too many children already, but maybe a grandchild called Bob or Barry (family joke), but please not for another 10 years as I'm not old enough yet - :-)
11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D……
Pay off all my childrens debts, buy a big piece of land, build a swedish wooden house and develop a art/craft type gallery/studio/shop along side the dye studio.
12) DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
Far too fast, but not as bad as DH who doesn't understand what speed limits are.
13) DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Only in the autumn/winter when Baby Eric is home and then only when he has eaten too many rabbits and has a big fat tummy.
14) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
I love storms, amazing heavy with lightning storms that saunter up the coast on mid summers night - maybe tonight, its in the air. But poor Heidi is terrified, so maybe not.
15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
A Daf variomatic, that no one has ever heard of and ran on an elastic band.
16) FAVOURITE DRINK?
Tequila, Malt whiskey and cheap southern French red wine - Cote de Provance
17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…
Buy a big fat sports car and drive it around the world with the roof down.
18) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
Its red now, but was purple and before that used to be bleached, but I got to old to be a blond...
20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN?
Kirton, Felixstowe, Ipswich and Hollesley
21) FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Tour de France
22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I think she may be a kindred spirit, wish we could spend more time together plotting world domination.
23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED?
My portfolio full of work from art college 20 years ago & Feppys art, maybe a dead mouse and big fat dust balls.
24) WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN??
Yes - but without my mothers fat gene
25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Neither, probably more awake at night than in the morning
26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Hate eggs - yuk yuk yuk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
27) FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX?
On the office steps at the farm, drinking tea, crocheting and talking to who ever is with me.
Normally Heidi, who has her special chair on the grass.
28) FAVOURITE PIE?
Don't really like pastry, but love treacle tart
29) FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR?
Ice cream that has chocolate chunks and marshmallows in.
30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
The only person I know to tag has tagged me, but my girlies may answer if I posted it on Face Book
It is Blue Faced Leicester Superwash roving, my first attempt at dyeing roving. Due to the possible felting and bits of dye sticking to the finished fibre I haven't dared, plus the fact that the yarn/fibre needs to be simmered when you use natural dyes, mmmmmmmmm yarn soup!
But think I have solved all the problems so expect much much more - :-)
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Some of you already know it has turned into a joint Fyberspates/Natural Dye Studio/Blue Face fund raising/party/open day weekend type thingie.
26th and 27th of July 2008 Moors Farm, Hollesley, Woodbridge, Suffolk
We will have lots of fibre, yarn and kits for sale. Jeni and I will be doing dyeing demonstrations. Buy a Mirasol draw ticket and get a free burger (veggies catered for). We will have tea and coffee but if you want to bring some wine we don’t mind, although we might have to test it for you. You can sit, knit, spin, crochet, relax and do lots and lots of talking - :-)
We are difficult to get to without a car, but as there are only a few trains to Woodbridge each day, hopefully you should be able to do a taxi share. The drive through the forest is well worth the fare.
If you want to make a weekend of it and visit Sutton Hoo, Orford Castle, the forest and beach, we do have a list of B&B’s, hotels and campsites - please mail me for details.