I played hookey from work today and had a wonderful trip to The handweavers studio in north London.
The shop was fantastic.
I also went totally overboard and bought some tussah silk tops in the most marvellous colours
Treetops colour harmonies I hope you can see them clearly in the pictures. The names of the fibres are magical - from top left
birds of paradise, thunderstorm, seahell, lavender lace, tranquil, southern seas and, at the bottom, madras.
Now all I need is to borrow an embellishing machine from my friend Maggie and see what happens. Both the madras and seashell fibres may end up in my pink heart quilt, I think. The others - who knows!
If anyone out there and reading this has used this fibres, I would love to know what you have done with them.
Off to do some stroking!!