It is raining here too, Daniela. Horrid and cold and dark. A long way from the Distant Stitch Summer School where we last met.
Arti (it's no good, you are stuck with that name) I'll ask Jane - I suspect that it was washes of Golden's quinacridone paint, used as glazes, but will enquire further. Jane has done far more with glazes than I have, but I love the effects so will have to play more.
Yesterday was a bit of a disaster on the birdwatching front. Having handed over Sian's work we set off for one of the RSPB reserves. Even though we are members, they are very coy about giving the locations of these in the handbook and we usually browse the web, but we forgot. After driving around for nearly an hour and narrowly avoiding get drawn into Glastonbury carnival as a float (we could have labelled ourselves 'Navigators, Failed') we went to Montacute House (National Trust) instead. This turned out to be a good move, as they had an excellent farmer's market and we wandered around, having little tastings and spending a fortune. Then a good lunch in their restaurant before heading for home.
I am going to try to tag a video on the end of this blog. If it is not there you will know that I have failed. It is just a quick one looking at applying lovely velvet ribbons (from Mulberyy Silks) with the embellisher. I cut the selvedges and the ribbons sink into the background. Here is a pic of the result.
And another one showing the ribbons used as a frame for patterned silk.
This may, or may not, be the video!
It isn't the video. It uploaded pretty quickly and then muttered to itself for an hour. I'm giving up and going out. Will try again sometime with a very small movie. Shame.