It’s a bit too late in the day for the whole first of the month shenanigans, but never mind!
Just a brief update today. A few weeks ago I ordered a skein of recycled silk yarn, and it’s finally arrived.
Recycled silk yarn is the by-product of colorful saris that women wear in South Asia. It is the loose ends of saris collected from industrial mills in India that is hand spun into yarn in Nepal. The vibrant colors and unique texture of these silk fibers and silk yarn are inspirational to designers, knitters, and artisans. The popularity of recycled silk yarn has extended beyond Nepal and India and has created an empowering cottage industry primarily benefiting women.
It’s gorgeous. It was an absolute bugger to wind into a ball, but it’s done now and ready to be used in a project.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
I have mainly been gardening this week, trying to get on top of my work before I disappear on holiday for three weeks. However I have had time to do a couple of illustrations. Another teacup, and a painting for a friend:
The teacup will be added to my Etsy shop over the weekend, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to work on some other projects too.