Sunday, November 14, 2010

Eucalyptus and plant dyed Milky Merino Wool




I am completely smitten with this fibre, Merino wool is so incredible to work with from a natural dye point of view...

These pieces have been shibori prepared and dyed with leaves and water and nothing else...



The way it falls in garments and scarves and the thirsty quality is has for plant dyes makes Milky Merino wool a national treasure...

You should check out this link to see the beautiful way it is produced which makes it all the more scrumptious.


Back in The Valley...

So we're back in Tumut and enjoying this lovely wet weather. Rain - who would've thought a year ago that Blowering Dam would be full and overflowing - amazing.

I have opted out of my etsy shop for a while as it was taking up too much real time, plus i tended to get sidetracked and oggle all the other amazing handmade goodies on there a bit too much...

I am now selling in a few shops as well as privately (ie. you see somethin you like just contact me via my blog or email).

I have Hum and Rattle Creations products available locally at "The Black Cat Gallery" in the Connection, Tumut NSW

Scooters Flowers (Best St, Wagga Wagga NSW) and Ajanta (Coolamon NSW).

I am also planning on doing a few markets around the traps so stay tuned...

My collection has moved to more women's clothing and accessories, but i still do children's a little bit too...

Escape to the top end....








So we packed up our babies and took off on a massive trip to Darwin for 3 months in June. So amazing for the children to see and smell it all, so many new sights, sounds and tastes.

My Lulu dyed her first wool scarf with onion skins and loved helping me at my market stall at Nightcliff markets each sunday.

I never thought i'd be selling woollen scarves in the tropics, but wool is such an amazing fibre that i suppose it really is perfect for our climate top to bottom.

Here's just a few pics to show off our Darwin adventure...