I have been out of the blogging sphere for a couple of weeks. Life has been too complicated and I haven’t had the peace of mind, or time, to just sit at a desk and write.
Whilst my mind is full of this – my other mind has no space for DyeVerse. I have just tried to link to the description page – to discover that somewhere a couple of months ago I managed to delete it. Says a lot really ! DyeVerse is the trading name of my textile design and production business – most of the produce of which is sat in the front living room waiting for some attention!
I am really sad about this. But I do have a bit of a plan.. If I can find some suitable space in an accessible location, I can work on the unfinished items and this will jog my creative neurons – and then some design work may be forthcoming. A sort of adventure playground which is textile based. Sounds like therapy to me !
We went on a trundle up to Clevedon Craft Centre yesterday and it felt like spending a couple of hours at “home”. So many familiar faces, and lovely workmanship (lovely is a bit of a lame descriptive word – but the best I can do this morning !). I ended up with another birthday bracelet, which is in the form of a silver fob watch chain – and when you rub your fingers over it feels as if you are running over worry beads. This was brought to my attention by the silversmith – who so intuitively understood my state of mind – such kindness ! and makes it so very special as it is personal.
If you haven’t been to Clevedon lately, I would recommend you take a trundle out if you are in the locality – lots to see there – including some lovely fabric and pottery !! not forgetting the leather work.. not that I am biased in any way !!
There will be time for me.. there will be time for….there will be….. there will…. there…………
I am starting to sound a little like Dorothy from the wizard of oz – perhaps my red scarf will work just as well as her red shoes? got to be worth a try !!!
I am still on the sock knitting marathon – two pairs down (phew… a pair finally got washed!), god knows how many to go. Thank you so much to a dear friend who has offered to make a pair for me when I write the pattern down. Much appreciated. Unfortunately not being near a computer which I can write from for the past couple of weeks, I am sure she has thought her kind offer ignored. Far from it… I must write the pattern down for posterity… “Hobbit socks” as another kind friend so aptly named them – are going to be required wearing for some time to come..!!
It is only the thought of knitting something different in the near future – which is keeping me going. That said – to knit something – I have to find the…… you get the picture !!!!
Talking about pictures, the one at the start of the blog was a beautiful one found on Morgue File this morning – so I have posted it here to remind me when I am next near a dye pot of an inspiring set of colours….