Kreinik Threads

Many moons ago I used to design and sell kits with silks (Pearsalls – now sadly deceased) and gold threads (Kreinik – very much alive http://www.kreinik.com).
Out of the blue Kreinik got back in touch and asked if I still used the threads, well, what could be more appropriate…… with the HARES? (Remember them?)
Look what came in the post from the wonderful Dena.
Opening the box….
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Oh wow…..
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Look at those wonderful colours and textures.
Purple!!!!
Perfect.
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I spent yesterday sorting out the ones to use to create my hares….. I was like a kid in a sweet shop.
(Minus the calories)

Kreinik really do produce some wonderful threads in many colours and various widths.
They are much easier to use than the traditional goldwork kit but still have the glitter and a bit of bling that I love.

Life is getting better (these threads really cheered me up) and I’m grabbing some time in the studio, the green dress is progressing and I promise to take some photos for you today.

Happy Eostre

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The goddess of fertility and spring was often portrayed as an egg or a hare.

Sometimes Brigit, Freya, Ostara or Maia.

Raising a glass of whatever you’re having to the longer daylight, more frequent days of sun and warmth, the flowers forming and the seeds germinating.

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Wild times…..

I have one family member out of hospital following a two week stay, the other waiting for appointments and I’m pretty sure I have Swine Flu (again).

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Surely its time to walk to calmer weather?

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Pictures from last weekend when we took a walk over the dunes on Lindisfarne.
The beach, was, as usual, packed out. 
Awful place.