Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New year - new skills


Happy new year to everyone! I've promised myself this year I would make tentative steps towards trying out natural dyeing techniques. I've had a book on lichen dyes for a while and am lucky enough to have family living near woodland which hosts some impressive lichens. My first consideration was 'ethical' collecting, a new concept, and as yet (with the lichen pictured above) I have gathered just what has fallen onto pathways and verges.

Serendipitously, I have just discovered Bristol is creating it's own Natural dye garden, how wonderful is that! here is a link to their page >>  http://www.thenaturaldyegarden.uk . I have grabbed a spot on the 'Shibori dyeing with local natural dyes' course, with Flora Arbuthnot, which I am really looking forward to.

Very best of luck with all new ventures and adventures in the coming year!!


Monday, 14 December 2015

Another beautiful mould!

Thursday, 3 December 2015




After a productive year on Etsy, my shop will be going on the back burner for a month or three. My aim is to sell as much as possible before getting the mothballs out. Consequently, I have reduced all prices considerably.
 
Please check out my Winter sale, if you have any questions or want to reserve items, just get in touch :)

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/elinart

Please note my Xmas shipping deadlines :-  Canada and USA - 7th December / Europe - 12th December / UK - 15th December.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

New mouldy madness brooches

 Two new, small sized, multi-coloured mouldy madness brooches.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Mould

Superb mould on natural yogurt. Yum!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Observer weekend magazine

Look out for my crochet mould in the Observer weekend magazine on Sunday 11th October. Hopefully pics will be up on their website a few days later :)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

I'm pleased to announce.....


Better late than never! After a trip to St Ives and some serious computer trouble, I'm at last able to pick a winner of my blog giveaway. Thank you to all who took part by leaving comments and those who contacted me privately : If you didn't win this time, don't worry, there will be another giveaway along soon. So, well done to Delia!!

On other winning matters, I'm pleased to say I'm going to be featured in the Observer Weekend Magazine shortly. I'll post more about this soon. Thanks again to everyone! :))


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Another great find!

I'm really pleased with this new vintage find. It's a Wade starfish pin/trinket dish, made in Ireland the 60's or 70's. It cost the princely sum of £3 from a charity shop on Llandielo high street in mid Wales :)

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Summer love

10% discount code at my Etsy shop for the next three weeks. Enter 'SUMMER15' at checkout!!


The crochet coral brooch above is my current blog giveaway. All those followers* who leave a comment in this or coming posts will be put into a hat mid-September. The lucky winner picked form the hat will receive this colourful brooch. 
* Blog, Flickr and Twitter