latest eco dyeing

washed and hung out to dry outside the gallery

silk camisole eco printed with rose leaves and the leaves of a mystery plant

mystery plant leaf print on silk/wool blend scarf

assorted solar dyed silks

 more solar dyed silks; stove top dyed wool blanket and silk dress

a panoramic photo of the stove top dyed wool blanket with leaf and nail eco prints

rack full of lusciousness

been busy

i was inspired by a previous post about crochet coasters to make somecoasters 4a - aqua, pink, jade - rita summers 2013

great way to use up odd colours from my stash, especially leftovers from other projects

trying out different colour combos was funcrochet coasters - group 1 - rita summers 2013

moderncoasters 2d - silver,grey,red - rita summers 2013 coasters 2a - silver,grey,red - rita summers 2013 coasters 1c - black,grey,red - rita summers 2013 coasters 1b - black,grey,red - rita summers 2013

or retrocoasters 4c - aqua, pink, jade - rita summers 2013 coasters 4b - aqua, pink, jade - rita summers 2013

or just becausecoasters 3c - moss, mustard, jade - rita summers 2013 coasters 3a - moss, mustard, jade - rita summers 2013 coasters 3d - moss, mustard, jade - rita summers 2013

even tried a picot edging to add a touch of class to the humble granny squarecoasters 5b - dusty blue, lemon, variegated - rita summers 2013

now i can’t seem to stop …

fossil

i’ve been experimenting with some of my drawings

some of them have become fabric designs, and some might even become designs for wallpaper

fossil

this design, which I worked on today, was based on a drawing called fossil

what’s in a name?

we’ve had this book (and others by the same author) for years

when it came time to find a name for my business, it seemed fitting to use its title

cecil roberts wrote this book to describe his renovation of a cottage outside london in the 1930’s, just before the second world war

london has now swallowed up this rural idyll, but we believe the cottage still exists

click here to find out more about cecil roberts