|Impressions of Northumberland|
I recently came across something that I found competely inspiring, especially as a spinner and dyer, Merchant and Mills. Carolyn Denham is the creative force behind Merchant & Mills, a company she set up to try to make dressmaking cool. Her patterns are timeless and ageless and she has a range of fabrics which will last a lifetime. I've chosen a few to show here that I want to dye for, literally!
|The Dress Shirt|
Here's a link to Merchant & Mills site so you can see for yourself and maybe be inspired too.
While I'm whittering on about clothes, the Toast catalogue dropped out of a magazine I was reading the other day, I love Toast, can hardly ever afford to buy anything. Even so, I think I may fork out for these beauties!
So, here is a little single that I've spun up with my inspriational Merchant & Mills Shift Dress and Toast's Canvas Derbys
When I first saw the fibres (do I say this every time, I feel like I do) I wasn't sure about it, but while I've been spinning, the feedback has been really positive and I feel really pleased about it. As usual, the fibres morph into something fantastic and that's what I love about spinning. I'll keep you updated as to the finished article.