A new square of paper-pieced patchwork is in the hoop waiting for some quilting. I've used some madder and pomegranate dyed silk. This book just arrived in the post, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the history of this wonderful red dye.
Experimenting with different coloured thread. I'm always surprised at the difference it makes. This version is so muted.
And this is so vivid in comparison. I keep changing my mind about which I prefer.
So busy at the moment I'm meeting myself coming backwards. Not much thinking time available. So I'm keeping it simple - natural colours on old cloth, old thread, hand-stitch.
Right - I'm off to wake up the indigo vat for the spring. Lots of teaching prep to do this weekend.