coloured fleece

Sorry about the shiny photo – I think it looks so pretty all packaged up I haven’t opened any of the bags yet!

Most of the fleece I’ve used up to now has been space dyed, which is wonderful for subtle colour changes but sometimes there’s only a scrap of a particular colour, and I’m always pulling little tufts out of the middle of the tops to get at the shade I want!

I’ve looked at various mixed packs of fleece recently, thinking they seem like a good way to acquire a bigger colour palette. In time I’m sure certain colours will be worth buying in bigger quantities but for now it’s more important to me to have a little of a lot of colours than large quantities of a few.

However,  I hadn’t seen any packs with a range of colours that really excited me till I discovered the lovely rosiepink crafts. Believe it or not, I ordered these at about 11.30pm last Monday night and they arrived in Tiree on Wednesday all the way from the south coast of England.

The vibrant coloured fabrics at the bottom are some hand-dyed scrim that Annie and Lyn (aka rosiepink) also very kindly sent along with the fleece for me to experiment with, having looked at my blog and some of the things I’ve been trying out recently! Annie and Lyn’s own blog is very interesting with a number of felt-related tutorials and tips as well as examples of their work – well worth a visit.

As if this didn’t feel enough like Christmas, I had an email yesterday from The Book Depository, to say that this book, which I pre-ordered a few weeks ago, has just come into stock – more exciting post to look forward to. I should confess that I found out about the book by squandering my time watching their utterly fascinating (but ultimately expensive) live mashup of who’s buying what books and where. So much more fun than “Customers who bought the items in your Shopping Basket also bought…”…

I bought a rainbow!
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11 thoughts on “I bought a rainbow!

  • May 5, 2009 at 8:25 am
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    Gorgeous colours. Had not come across this supplier. Worth knowing about. Have fun with it all!Looking at your stash, I don’t feel quite so guilty now!

  • May 5, 2009 at 9:59 am
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    You certainly did buy a rainbow! Gorgeous! thank you for the link too, I’ve bookmarked it for future temptation!

  • May 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm
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    Yes, thats much more fun to see what people bought! have fun

  • May 6, 2009 at 8:05 am
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    I’ve not come across The Book Depository before – shall certainly be having a look there! The fleece looks wonderful, my problem would be opening the bags to mess them up lol!

  • May 6, 2009 at 10:28 am
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    shiny or not what an incredible lot. or should i say loot? 🙂 🙂
    thanks for the link, i’m checking them out.

    neki desu

  • May 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm
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    Wow! It looks like a soft version of those wire cages filled with stones (can’t remember the right name) that they use to stop coastal erosion. I want a house built of bags of fleece!

  • May 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm
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    Now I have another blog on my reader list..rosiepink. Its addictive. These colours look wonderful together . You will be delighting us with new pieces soon. I look forward to it!
    x

  • May 9, 2009 at 5:35 pm
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    Fiona, thank you so much for your links to great books, I have already spent xy pounds thanks to them, but never regret 🙂

  • May 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm
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    Just wanted to say thanks for the ‘Book Depository’mention. I’ve been able to order a book I’ve been trying to get hold of for months. Thank you!

  • May 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm
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    Thank you so much for your kind comments Fiona. We love your work and will follow your fabulous blog with interest.

  • May 14, 2009 at 4:15 am
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    Wow what a stash! I foresee many happy hours of playtime!

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