The postman left an envelope in our box today.
It was large and squishy;
inside were two woven tea/dish towels
and a little woven purse.
Joanne from Cup on the Bus wove them
they are incredibly soft and very beautiful.
If you have not read Joanne's blog yet then you are missing a treat.
A word of warning though, don't think this is a blog you can skim through,
you'll miss a lot if you do that.
My advice is to settle down with a cup of tea/coffee
take your time,
Joanne really knows how to spin a good yarn
(sorry, I couldn't resist that one)
of course I meant to say that she really knows how to tell a story.
Beautiful colours, wonderful textures.
The little purse is something to inspire me.
It was woven on a cardboard loom - and that is something
which I am planning to have a go at next.
Thank you, Joanne, they are really lovely.
Also enclosed was a notelet - isn't it a brilliant way to make use of small buttons?
It was made by Joanne's granddaughter, Laura.
I hope you won't mind if I send one of the towels
over to Shanghai
Ming Ming and Jonathan.
They have just moved into a larger apartment
which has a proper kitchen
so Ming Ming is having a great time making use of it.
I'll get her to photograph Jonathan
using the dish towel...