Sunday, June 19, 2011

a colourful weekend

early summer flowers
How has your weekend been so far?

colourful weekend
I took out my box of paints and had a bit of fun.

watercolour 2

watercolour 1
I forgot how lovely it is playing with colours.

dye journal 1
Speaking of colour, here is the humble beginnings of my nascent natural dyeing adventures with cochineal, madder and logwood. The resulting yarn is fairly scratchy, so I'm not sure what to do with it, but still, the colours are pretty...

lightweight in progress
I also added a few inches to a new sample knit for Hannah.

Now, out of the house I go. It's too beautiful to spend one more minute indoors! I'm off for a hike, and then a stop at the farmer's market. Hope your Sunday is just as sweet.


15 comments:








Monica

said...

oh, look at those tiny swatches... so beautiful!





silverpebble

said...

The combinations of your little daubs of paint, the swatches of knit and the wild flowers you've found is just beautiful!





Jen

said...

Wow Nicole! You are such a magnificent artist. Beautiful!





Northern Girl Knits

said...

Those are some seriously beautiful photos. Love the colors!





Cozy Memories

said...

I loved to see everything you showed us here, Nicole
and makes me eager even more to meet you
xoxoxo





melissa

said...

what a beautiful blog post! i love your watercolours, and the dyeing experiments. hope you had a lovely weekend. x





Margie Oomen

said...

this was a most wonderful post
but you are even more wonderful of course
I can't wait for you to meet some of my dearest friends
How about knitting up a bowl or basket with that scatchy wool and then felting it in the washing machine.





Julie

said...

These photos are all so beautiful!! love the watercolours and swatches.





julie

said...

nicole! such beauty. such inspiration. such joy. love sharing it all with you :) xo





craftivore

said...

How satisfying those simple watercolors dots are! I whipping out my own watercolors now, thank you for the inspiration as always.





julie schmulie

said...

so lovely nicole. glad you've taken the plunge into natural dyeing! look forward to seeing what you come up with......





bellefleurdelis

said...

it all looks very nice together on the second picture. Thank you for stopping by





P R I M O E Z A

said...

looks like a beautiful start to dyeing. and love that glimpse of green at the bottom.





t does wool

said...

Nicole..looks like absolutely beautiful fun!





Poshyarns

said...

Oh Nicole, how beautiful your Sunday looks, such perfect little splashes of colour, I love the results of your dyeing adventures.