Friday, 21 May 2010

Onions







Just a quick note to say thank you all for your well wishes with my house hunting. Sorry I have not time to reply to you all individually.

Here are some pictures of my latest nuno felted scarf embroidered using some of the eastern techniques. The silk was solar dyed with onion skins with the exception of a little silk layering at the ends which was dyed in a bath of daffodils. The merino wool was dyed in onion skins. The chocolate coloured spots are the natural tones of vicuna fibre.

Have a wonderful week end and enjoy the heat wave xJ

21 comments:

Martine said...

Jasmine, so many exiting news on your side. Your oniondying is lovely and i'm happy with all the new friends you found.
Happy househunting.......... i hope you find a fantastic home in Wales where you can start the most wonderfull dyeinggarden.
Enjoy the weekend and sunshine.
XXXm

Jasmine said...

Thank you Martine. Your comments always make me smile. I am really excited about viewing the cottage in Wales. It is stone, with an outhouse that may be suitable for studio work, we will see, but most importantly it is close to my grandparents. The whole Island of Anglesey is like a dye garden with yarrow, oak galls, foxgloves, vervain that grows like a week, nettles, blackberries, I could go on and never stop. A Natural dye heaven.

I hope all is good with you sweet one and you have this wonderful sunshine too xxJ

Tammie said...

Oh how wonderful, this is gorgeous and I love the veil like quality. Embroidery really adds a wonderful element and those flowers- oh i love them too.

Jasmine said...

Thank you Tammie, I really enjoy needlework, especially now I have so many insppirational sources to refer to. Shame it takes me so long, I think I will have to restrict the embroidered projects for much loved friends and family xxJ

ArtSparker said...

Wow, love the color combo on this.

Jules said...

Love these wonderful colours. Enjoy your house hunting in the sunshine!
Jules x

Shayna Prentice said...

This is sublime, Jasmine. I just know that you'll find the house that is perfect for you ... I am beginning my search for a new place to live, too ... when I was a girl my mom had a friend who was from Wales and he'd tell us stories about it there and I thought it sounded like the most beautiful place to live! I imagine it is. Enjoy your weekend, xo.

GreenWhisper said...

hi Jasmine i love the scarf, beautiful colours xx

Carol Anne Strange said...

I'm always amazed by the wonderful colours, which come from nature. Your creativity is inspiring, Jasmine. Sending you all good wishes and abundance. Much love and sparkling light. xx

Momo Luna said...

Great photographs!
I love the felt a lot with it's beautiful natural colors.

So you're viewing a cottage in Wales. That's exiting. The island sounds wonderful. I really hope it turns out to be just the perfect house for you.

Sweet greetz! xoxo Monica

Joei Rhode Island said...

WOW Jasmine....I've been off line for 3 days and look at the news! Moving to Wales! Don't forget to post pictures of the countryside there! Oh, gorgeous scarf...lovely color with the daffodils...Leaves or flowers?

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a beautiful scarf! I love the natural colors of the fibers. Stunning work. :) Theresa

yvette said...

you will find your place in the wild...and make a dyersgarden and a eatable garden and for your little girl al the space she needs!

kiskisssssss

yvette said...

oooh and yes what a wonderful scarf...and if you are at ease please learn me the eastern stiches...

Healing Woman said...

The material and technique you used for your nuno scarf is so unique. I love the natural shades and the texture is amazing.

Good luck on your search in northern Wales. Unfortunately, I will be traveling through south Wales on my journey to the UK in late June and probably won't be able to hook up with you..also, I'll be on one of those "rush through" tours. Can't wait to see and feel the beauty of Wales.

Marilyn Rock said...

I love this veil like quality! So beautiful, soft and earthy looking! Good luck with the house hunting; the stone cottage sounds awesome! Keep us posted.

Caio Fernandes one more Lord's lamb said...

they are fantastic , the onion skins idea blowed my mind !!

T said...

hi jasmine, wow, lots to catch up on here. Your eco dyed felt is looking wonderful. I like the subtle tones and the softness that you are getting here. Looks like you have been very creative over the past month or so. Love your work.

xt

Sandra said...

Wishing you a happy house hunt!
Hope you'll find a very nice place where you'll feel at home.
The cottage in Wales sounds great! Wales is on my holiday wishlist.

Love your onion dyeing, and thanks for showing the books in your previous post.

Deborah said...

Beautiful scarf! Best wishes on your search for a new home.

Assayya said...

so beautiful:))