Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm back - and unashamedly advertising

Many thanks to everyone who was concerned about the fact I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks.
I have been pretty busy just lately. My day job is hectic at the moment because of the harvest period and along with the rest of the Fibre&Stitch team I have been kept pretty busy putting the finishing touches to the zine.
Not long to wait now until August 29th. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. And have you seen the new cover? Its just a little taste of what you will find inside.

But the real reason I have been too busy to blog is because I have been turning this pile of scrim....

into this pile of scrim.....
I have been using a lot of scrim lately and as I buy it in large quantities it comes undyed and I then dye it in the colours I need.
So I thought I would dye it in a whole load of colours - 30 to be precise - and offer small lengths for sale on my website.
You'll also find themed packs, scrim-scrap bags, dyed cotton velvet and kits for sale.
I hope to have the complete website up and running by the 29th August to coincide with the articles you will find inside Fibre&Stitch.


This vessel which appears in the first issue of Fibre&Stitch has been made from rust dyed scrim which has been treated in various ways before and after rusting. Some of the scrim was soaked in iron mordant before and after rusting, some soaked in tea before and after and some dipped into potassium permanganate. It measures 40cm high and 38cm in circumference.


If you read the first issue of Fibre&Stitch it will also reveal another secret about this vessel!


And just in case you haven't been paying attention:


Fibre&Stitch Premier Issue

Wednesday August 29th 2007


Don't miss it!

22 comments:

Doreen G said...

Goodness gracious me Lynda when have you been able to get some sleep?

Cellostitcher said...

Wow you have been busy. The colours look stunning and I love the vessel. It must be a very exciting time for you as 29th August approaches!

MargaretR said...

Wow Lynda, you have been busy! I love that scrim and I'm looking forward to seeing the kits on your new website. The 29th is going to be a very, very exciting day for you.

Debbi Baker said...

I knew you were busy but this is more than busy!! This is flat out. Your scrim bundles look fantastic. Can't wait for the 29th!

Dianne said...

The scrim looks wonderful - lots of bright colours. Good luck with the zine!!!

Carol said...

Oooh the scrim looks scrumptious, wonderful colours, looking forward to seeing the web site up and running

Susan D said...

You have been busy. What gorgeous colours. Look forward to seeing you website.

StegArt said...

um......YUM!!!!....I wanna have some of that luscious scrim. Please let me know as soon as I can order some.

Julie said...

Good to see you blogging again. Count me in for some scrim. I shall be ordering as soon as it's available. Looking forward to the launch of Fibre & Stitch. Take care of yourself in all this hectic rushing about.

Waltraud said...

I see you were so busy and I - I had a wonderful week with my bike, without my seewing machine and my internet - but next week I will go to Switzerland to PIVA.

Carol said...

Wow! some gorgeous colours you have there Lynda. They look great.

neki desu said...

the vessel is great, colors are really smart!
good for you and your website!

neki desu

Gina said...

Lynda, that vessel is stunning! Can't wait for the first issue of Fibre and Stitch.

Micki said...

I want to know where you get all of your energy from, my gosh you are so busy. The scrim looks wonderful. Good luck with your website, can't wait to see it.

Jo Wholohan said...

Beautiful backgrounds below, so full of texture, wonderful!!! YOur scrim looks so yummmm :))

Bettina Makley, aka Fairywebmother. said...

I agree with all the "yummy" comments! Beautiful scrim and beautiful work! I've added you to my blog links! Many blessings!

Bettina

Homeleightigger said...

I'll be there, along with all these ladies, on the 29th, with my tongue hanging out!!!..... Val

Angelcat said...

wow you have been busy Lynda, all that scrim looks wonderful! And when was it that Fibre and Stitch is out again ....lol!

Judy Scott said...

fabulous colours ~ where do we find your web site??? Judy x

Shirley Goodwin said...

Gosh Lynda, why don't you join my Dyers Webring, you colour girl you?

Debbi Baker said...

I know you are flat out and haven't got time to post but I just wanted to say a huge congratulations - the zine is magnificient ! You should be feeling very proud and happy! I love it.

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

First time visitor - congrats on the mag - totally bursting with wonderful ideas - love your work here too!