Confused? Yep, me too, lol, blame it on this lovely sunshine we are having at the moment. I was trying to get two very different subjects into the blog title, this week's inchie and a dyeing experiment.
This week's Every Inchie Monday theme is TOURIST, and of course, being in France at the moment, it just had to be an inchie about a tourist in Paris. The background is a copy of a 19th Century map of France showing Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a tiny little image I already had in my printed out paper stash, and the words I cut out of the tiniest little English/French dictionary - the French word for tourist and for the Underground (subway), as that is the best way to get around Paris -
The second part of the title refers to a little dyeing experiment. I read on Suziqu's Threadworks' wonderful blog that she used geranium and rose petals to dye some things a delicate pink. So when we were chatting on Skype the other day, she told me how she did it, and I just had to try it for myself.
I still had a few blooms on one of the roses, and plenty of geraniums, so I picked some petals -
I used a piece of ivory silk and a piece of white hand loomed old French linen, and this is the result -
I love the subtle colours the silk picked up.
The colours on the linen came out stronger. I like both results, they will make pretty nice backgrounds. I might try it out on some lace in the next few days, see what that will produce.
Another thing I'll try soon is dyeing with blackberries. They are almost ready, we have scoffed a few already. They should produce a pretty pink, don't you think?
Thats all for now, hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in another post tomorrow.