Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cram Jar Dyeing!

I had a day last week to enjoy a Dyeing workshop with friends. It was such fun! I am still trying to find the time to rinse all my fabric - 24 jars each, with 24 different colours! That's a lot of jars to find for 7 ladies!

We had the perfect venue, outside but under cover, as it decided to rain. We were not deterred as we mixed our potions according to the recipe. 
We are now so well organised that I can't wait for our next day when I will dye some yarn, muslin and crinkle cotton!
Some of the pieces drying on my Mum's old clothes horse.

The first few dry, ironed and folded. Just gorgeous, vivid colours with subtle colour variations, just the way I like it! Now!! What will I do with them?

UPDATE: The completed Rainbow! How Delicious!
A bit heavy-handed on the blue end of the spectrum, but it is my favourite colour range!

Meanwhile, back at Precious Purl!!! We had a Crochet workshop yesterday with Penny O'Neill.
I was so busy I forgot about the photos. Everyone seemed to have lots of fun! 

Please Note: Our next scheduled workshop- Cobweb Felting with Pam Goble is booked out. I hope we can persuade Pam to run another later in the year!

We still have vacancies in Jude Skeers Knitting workshop on 14th May - see 22nd Feb post on this blog or email me for details if you are interested.

A Reminder: There is still time to get a ticket in our Birthday giveaway! See the previous post!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Another Birthday & Another Giveaway!!

Precious Purl is celebrating its 2nd Birthday during March and the customers are receiving the gifts!
No cake, candles or balloons, maybe some lollies, but there's more........................

We are launching a Reward Scheme for all our loyal customers (more details available in the shop - needless to say, the more you spend the more rewards you get!) and also offering this gorgeous box of goodies as a gift to the lucky customer whose number is drawn out on Friday 1st April.This will appeal to Felters, Knitters, Spinners, Sewers, Quilters, Embroiderers or would make a lovely gift for that special crafting friend, if you could part with it!!

How to be in with a chance to win this crafting delight! 
1. Leave a comment on this blog. If you also become a Follower of the blog, I will give 2 entries into the draw!
2. Send an email to the Lara Downs email address- see sidebar (check out the great pattern offer on the website at the same time!)   OR
3. Visit Precious Purl to collect a ticket (do check out our lovely products too!)

Thank you to all our customers - without you there would not be a 2nd birthday to celebrate!
Don't forget our workshops! - see 22nd February post.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A great workshop!

Participants in Precious Purl's  "Introduction to Wet Felting Basics" workshop were most industrious on Saturday.

Robyn Steel-Strickland our tutor, (in the red) kept the girls working very hard all day! They learnt heaps, and so did I,as I watched on, between customers and shop business.

They produced beautifully felted samples.

The gorgeous flowers were a lovely way to use their newly acquired skills.

 Adding the stem, was tricky!
 Note the Jelly Beans! Always on the worktable for Precious Purl workshops, helps with the occasional sagging energy levels.
We will run further felting workshops. See the previous post for details.