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Journal

Coughs and crumbles...

…in which we discover some downsides to hessian and consume lashings of custard…

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what I’ve learnt this week…

Hessian, even though it is soft, untamed and exciting to stitch into, is also very (and I mean VERY) hairy…

This may have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I have been marginally asthmatic all week, it may have been a total coincidence. But I am suspicious that it might be those little fibres which are covering everything I’m wearing and which I’m sure I’m inhaling, that might be triggering a reaction.

This is annoying, as I’m still loving the whole needlepoint process and don’t want to stop, or change to a less hairy material. I will carry on cautiously and report back. (I have considered wearing a mask, but well, let’s not go there).

Painting hessian with acrylic paints creates some lovely effects…

But it makes hand stitching into it afterwards practically impossible. I’ve been playing with gluing different fabrics to hessian then painting and adding metallic highlights. It’s pure experimentation, I don’t know where it’s going, but I’m trying things out. But I begin to see why you can use this technique to create three-dimensional objects - it’s strong stuff!

Apple crumble is the perfect comfort food…

And it has to be served with lashings of custard, it’s the law.

Cooking for two is easy…

You just cook for four like you have done for years and then eat the leftovers next day…ahem…x


I’ve just added A Lane In September to the wild places page for anyone who’s interested.

Best wishes and happy stitching!

Anny x

The Delinquent Dog supervising events.

The Delinquent Dog supervising events.

 
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