Looking around Westminster Village, I've found several color combinations that I really like. If Sherry or Marilee ever choose to dye them, I'll be at their Etsy shops as fast as a I can point and click!
What do you think of Summer Bouquet... purple, lavender, pink, and green?
How about Crepe Myrtle... deep pink, dark green, and brown?
I would love to work with Terra Cotta... reddish brown, bluish grey, and tan.
I would call this one Faded Summer... washed out shades of green, lavender, brown, and white, with a splash of yellow.
I know nothing about dyeing, and I'm not sure these color combinations are even possible, but I can dream!
As you can see, I've been very busy with tatted crosses. You've already seen the three silk crosses out of Sherry's Karen's Halo, size 20. Marilee came up with a new gold combo called Fortune, which I think is fabulous. It's also size 20, but it's pretty obvious to me that size 20 silk is much finer than size 20 cotton. The faded looking little cross is actually tatted from some of Mom's weaving thread, 20/2 Astra, a perle cotton from Yarn Barn of Kansas. It's the lighter lavender thread in Mom's woven piece. I was surprised at how easy it was to tat with, and it's even finer than the silk. Of course, I have no idea how weaving thread size compares to tatting thread, but I thought it would be interesting for all of you to see the comparison. I suppose I should have blocked them first, but if you click on the picture, I think you can get a good idea of the difference in thread size.
Mom and I are also working on a crocheted afghan for her Purl & Chain group. The afghan will be part of a silent auction to raise money for the Westminster Foundation. I can't believe I only have one week left to visit!
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