Monday, August 4, 2008

Colors I would buy...

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!


  1. I love those color combinations. Actually, I have been wanting to take pictures of all of the crepe myrtles in every color and suggest a HDT! I love the watermelon best, but pink, lavender and white would join in there beautifully! We even have some deep red ones here now.
    The crosses are beautiful. I am more excited every day!
    I must warn you. I have been directed to teach you and certain tatting technique while we are together!

  2. Well Miss Creativity,
    You sound like a perfect candidate for my custom HDT.

    ...anything is possible

  3. What a lovely way to throw hints out to our HDT dyers! LOL! Those are lovely color combinations. I love the summer lavender and blues. They're all pretty.

  4. Well, Diane, you certainly have been busy lately. I love the crepe myrtle...I have never heard of it before...not one we get over here in the UK!

  5. For sure those are all great HDT ideas! But, I think I'll let LadyShuttleMaker take care of the custom orders - she's younger and wa-a-a-ay more energetic, LOL! I just bought some of her silk thread myself, and she does a very good job.

    The tatted crosses are beautiful! That purple weaving is absolutely glorious - I am looking forward to seeing the finished pieces all put together.

  6. I love those colour ideas...I'll be watching Sherry's shop!


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