Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

CHRISTMAS MARKETS



We are back from our visit to various European Xmas markets and able to process orders as per usual. We apologise for our week's absence and hope it hasn't caused any inconvenience.
The first Market we visited was in Arhus (Denmark) followed by Hamburg and then Amsterdam. Hamburg's Christmas market was by far the largest and most interesting. The market place in front of the old town hall was filled with elaborate stalls selling a wide range of crafts, traditional German food and hot wine. 








Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Winter Vacation 14th Dec. to 18th Dec.


Just to let you know that we will be unable to process any orders made between the 14th of December and the 18th of December. We will be out of the UK for that week as we are visiting Christmas markets in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.




natural clothing, bags, and so on...

Monday, 7 December 2009

CRAFT FAIRS 2010

Over the weekend we visited several craft fairs within the London area with a view to weekend trading from March/April 2010. The particular craft fairs that interest us are Greenwich, Old Spitalfields and Covent Garden's Jubilee Market. Nothing has been decided yet and we will confirm our plans nearer the time. We look forward to having a presence on a fairly regular level, as well as the occasional music festival during the summer season.


Friday, 4 December 2009

NATURAL DYEING WITH LILY POLLEN

A current experiment with natural dyes involves using lily pollen. I have tried with a very small quantity of pollen used to colour hemp wool. The final colour was indeed a bright yellow, but the colour was fairly uneven. I am not sure if this uneven colour was the result of not using enough pollen for the amount of hemp wool or just the nature of this dyestuff. I will experiment again in the near future with a larger amount of pollen. Collecting the pollen from lilies is rather time consuming so I imagine the next experiment will also be on either a small garment (i.e. silk shawl) or hemp wool.