Autumn Glory

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If you have read my last post, you will know that I was hoping to come back to you with details of my next project. It was going to feature Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin yarn - however. the success of this yarn was so overwhelming that it sold out in three days! I was absolutely thrilled for Blacker Yarns and glad that I had bought a skein in each of the beautiful colours, but this has meant some rescheduling on the design front!

The end of September was all about meeting deadlines including a Christmas supplement and a six month KAL!

October has seen the start of a new way of working for me. With book and magazine deadlines out of the way I have been able to swatch and explore new yarns and different ideas. The quality of the light and the colours of autumn have caused me to stop in my tracks more than once. The noise and clamour of summer has faded and been replaced with the deep and thoughtful tones of terracotta, ochre and claret, offset with acid yellows and greens for a bit of edge!

I love dahlias and so I spent a couple of hours in the garden yesterday, building and exploring a new palette. It was totally absorbing. The photo is the first in a series that I will be posting this week via the blog and Instagram featuring inspiring colours and natural dyes.


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