Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Back on Rotation

I'm back on rotation, and feeling good about it! Last night I picked up Awake the Dawning Day again and carried on stitching the LH vines. I really love these Loose Feathers designs - I think I forgot to mention that the latest one came a few days ago, and it's gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to stitching it - although I do have one question that you might be able to help with - the fabric (R&R 28ct 'Sea Fog') that came with it is a delicate murky green (if you can describe something as delicate and murky all at once), but it most definitely does not have a delicate scent. Pungent and moth balls come to mind! If you have any experience/advice about washing hand dyed fabric, do let me know as I don't think I can bring myself to stitch on it smelling as it currently does!

I'm **nearly** there on catching up on my blog reading - we don't have a computer at home, and I don't always have a lot of spare time at work to squeeze in all that I want to do on the internet :)

Happy stitching!


Carol said...

Oooo, I look forward to watching Awake the Dawning Day develop here - it is one of my favorite Loose Feathers - yay!

Itching To Stitch said...

Your start is very pretty.

R&R Reproduction fabrics are notorious for the odor they have, they usually use coffee and tea to color and distress their fabrics, I don't believe you can wash these though. I would just air it out good for a couple of days and see if that helps the smell ;)

Hazel said...

I am surprised it smells so bad. I had a sniff at mine and it does have a slight smell but nothing so bad that I couldnt bear to stitch on it. I would love to do a PIF for you! You are the only on eto sign up to mine so far. I think the rule is that you have to offer but if no-one takes you up then its fair enough. Email me with your snail mail addi and likes and dislikes at