Life has hit a road block at the moment and there is little progress on anything.
I bought all the equipment for the dyeing BUT sourcing fabric is a BIG problem. As I live in the sub-tropics, where it is hot and humid, the kinds of fabric needed are not readily available. There are plenty of cottons and cotton mixtures. Some linens, at $40 + per metre. No silks and wool is almost unheard of. I have looked in the fabric and Op shops, no luck. I have found 10cm of wool fabric, that cost $5,( that seems expensive to me), but it is now in the wash and I will try that.
Keeping my eye on Monique for home schooling seems to take most of my time and she hasn't been well so I have had to nurse her most of the time as we do our lessons. Despite this she is wanting me to get on with the dyeing and can't understand the hold up. She also has a technology assignment she wants me to help with, designing something to help the wildlife in our backyard. She thought she might like to work with the seagulls but there are not a lot on the island. The reason, all the big eagles. I don't think she has looked up before but as luck would have it they made an appearance. We are now thinking maybe something for the little birds.
Those hexigons, go on and on.
As does the knitting.
And when I was at the Embroiderers' Guild the other day I took home a stitching challenge, on impulse. This is actually an interesting piece. The fabric made me think of needle weaving but that isn't what I ended up working on.
At the same time I was at the Guild I bought a selection of the tapestry wools that was on the sale table.
This was sitting on my desk as I was teaching so I have used this. I also had the "Simply Stitched " by Yumiko Higuchi book there so I have adapted one of her designs and I think it is coming together.
I had to look up how to do the knot stitch.