I’ve been busy today, now it’s cooler, silk painting. This is the second one today. I love the brown, tan & peach colours. I tried salt flakes today rather than table salt. It created a very different effect.
I sat under the shade of our large hazel tree, to rub the salt off, that’s when I realised I should call this scarf Earth.
We visited Lyveden, an Elizabethan lodge in Northamptonshire (UK)
Around the outside it has religious insignia, & the lodge is in the shape of a cross.
I made it up the metal spiral stair case, so my knee must be improving. It was worth it for the view.
Even I had to duck down to get in & out
Around the tea room & shop they had started working on a wild flower meadow, we walked through a lovey orchard to get to the lodge, with loads of brown butterflies. They also have a labyrinth, but my knee was not up to the steep slope, may be next time.
We can recommend the cherry 🍒 ice cream, it was certainly a nice reward for the walk to the lodge & back.
My undyed yarn has arrived from world of wool today. I’ve got two different types, the whiter one is Dorset long horn & the other is New Romney , I thought I would get something local. They have a certain sheepy smell, they do smell different from each other. There was a big choice of British wool, it’s difficult to know where to start. I’m thinking of dyeing three hanks of each colour way.
This week I’ve persuaded my husband to sort through his models & modelling stuff. He has so much squirrelled away in the loft, there are so many boxes coming down, I think it will be next week before I can even think about yarn dyeing. The good news is, it’s making me work of my Puffin embroidery.