Saturday, 18 September 2010

Tweed Ecstasy

The tip of the tweed iceberg that has to be made fairly soon.

Well, you may know that I luuuurve Harris Tweed.
 I love the speckledy yarns and the beeee-oooo-teee-ful combinations of colours.
But best of all I love to choose  bits of velvet to go with those colours.
 I dyed some greys when I had my mammoth dyeing day and they are perfect to compliment these tweeds.

You can't go wrong with aqua and amber,

or amber and ochre and olive....ooohhhh loving all these colour names!
Then there's the blues ...

the royal in the middle is much richer-than-the-picher...er....Picture.

I bought this olive and royal tweed from the shed at Tarbert and as I was buying it I could just see it with olive velvet.

Yum yum yum yum yum yum..more grey and ochre....

.....some brights.....
...........some brighters........

and pinks, which don't photograph well at all and thats a shame because they are gorgeous.
65 Harris Tweed Brooches.
Only another eleventy gazillion to make!

And finally a gratuitous picture of Blodwyn who has gone home.
I have learnt from the previous post, putting a little dog on the blog gets me lots of comments.
 Thank you so much for them.
If she gets that many comments with a coat on, lets see how many she gets...

...naked.

58 comments:

Heather said...

Oh - Blodwyn is so pretty. I just want to pick her up and cuddle her. All those gorgeous brooches - you have been (and still are!) busy. I love the ones with frayed edges and the colour combinations are fantastic. No wonder you love making them.

lilylovekin said...

You are the queen of tweed!!

Swirlyarts said...

Fabulous brooches - as ever! And Blodwyn is cute!

Julie said...

Beautiful Blodwyn! :) I am drooling over your gorgeous brooches, wonderful colours and I love the frayed edges too.

marigold jam said...

Well here's anothe comment for Blodwyn! Though I would have had to comment even had she not been there as those tweed and velvet art works are stunning - love them and am reminded of my childhood when a tweed coat with a velvet collar was de rigeur! Love those brights though and we didn't have those combinations of colours back then!

Jane

ju-north said...

Lovely brooches! I love the brights! Are you makeing them for your tweed supplier to sell?

karen said...

very productive!! but you are going to have to let those children out of your shed soon!!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

Sorry but the tweedy jewels have pulled the rug right out from under Bronwyn! Gorgeous combinations!

iHanna said...

You are veeeery productive! Tweed and velvet - what an awesomely cool combination. All of them are beautiful!

Lyn said...

Lovely Blodwyn, I bet you miss her!
The brooches are gorgeous Jackie, I really like the the tweed one's in the more subtle shades, so Autumnal.
love
Lyn
xxx

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

You know you love Harris Tweed too much when you eye up customers jackets at craft fairs with the desire to cut them up!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

You know you love Harris Tweed too much when you eye up customers jackets at craft fairs with the desire to cut them up!

Jill said...

What delicious combinations of fabric and colours - your love for your work shines out in your creations.

jennyflower said...

You my love are seriously bonkers- but you do amazing things with felt and tweed, so I'll ignore the dog nudity and keep coming back for more! xxx

Rachel on madeleines sofa said...

What can I say - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful xxxx

Hey Blodwyn should meet up with Archie, they are two little cuties.

I must own one of your brooches but I can't decide which style to pick. Perhaps one for each coat - and then buy some more coats so I can get some more brooches! What do you think xxxx

A Time to Dance said...

I wish I had a Harris tweed jacket in some of the fabrics that you have used ... Must catch up soon... Lots of love to you ... H

fibrefrolics said...

Ooh Jackie, yummy brooches as always. They remind me of a little tweed coat I had when I was about 5 years old, which had a velvet collar and pockets.Thought I was the bees knees! Love to Blodwyn.
Penny

Rachel said...

Such gorgeous colours - and to think some people think tweed is dull! Just shows how wrong they can be. . .

silverpebble said...

Bloody nora. Those blues!

You cheeky minx. You are trying to burgle comments with the blatant use of a sausage dog.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You talk about ecstasy with tweed - imagine how WE feel just looking at them! mmmmmmmmmmmm!

Dot said...

I had to avert my eyes initially when I saw Blodwyn naked! But decided to get over my shock of seeing her without her coat and have decided she is gorgeous with - or -without coat :)
And your tweed and velvet brooches are beautiful. Love all of them but think the pink ones are my favorite.
And I agree with lilylovekin - you are the queen of tweed!
Dot xx

Thimble Fingers said...

You're on a roll .... 65 brooches and more to go, wow! They're lovely, great colour combinations.
And what more can we say about Blodwyn - she's just so cute and adorable.

Anji* said...

Those tweed/velvet combinations are gorgeous!

Not to mention the gorgeous dog..

Heather Woollove said...

Jackie--You are shameless, resorting to nudity on a 'family-friendly-blog'!!
(What a cutie Blodwyn is, though!!)
I love your new tweed brooches and I would have SO enjoyed watching you dye those large pieces of velvet!! (I have so much to learn about dyeing!!)
Hugs--

Caroline said...

This post looks gorgeous! The pics of your brooches are delicious - and so are your brooches, of course! How industrious you've been! Blodwyn - love the name, is adorable!

Chrissie said...

Love the royal-and-olive combination .... nope, I love them all!

Pat said...

Love the soft greys, goodness you make me feel so lazy.

Menopausal musing said...

Gosh, having read Marigold Jam's comment, I realise I had forgotten about the tweed coat with velvet collar I had worn as a child! Lovely work Jackie, and I am sure we will all forgive you resorting to puppy porn! :O))))

Gina said...

Such gorgeous colours and wonderful tweed and velvet combinations Jackie... you see I wasn't seduced by Blodwyn at all (although she is rather gorgeous)

Ro Bruhn said...

These are gorgeous, the ohhhs and ahhhs as I scroll down and then WOW, those blues, they jump off the screen, love them all. Blodwyn's cute too.

Fiona said...

Wow! So many brooches and they are all gorgeous as is the naked Blodwyn.

ArtPropelled said...

Blodwyn is soooo cute! ..... and I am wallowing in your glorious tweeds!

Jasmine said...

I think I'm sharing your love of tweed!

Twiglet said...

Oh so gorgeous brooches - the colours of velvet just lift the tweed and make it all zing! ( if you know what I mean!!) Oh and Blod is a poppet too.

WendyCarole said...

definitely yummy brooches and Blodwyn is gorgeous ( and that from someone who is not a big fan of dogs)

Kitty said...

I just dribbled all over your blog whilst looking at those delicious brooches. I'm so sorry. :) x

PS Blodwyn is gorgeous.

maggi said...

All scrumptious but I do love those greys. Shame on you showing the lovely Blodwyn naked.

Chris said...

What a cute dog! Your brooches are wonderful too ;)

beadbabe49 said...

finally we see the "dog" in dog daisy chains, lol!

Rosie said...

What I LOVE about visiting your blog is the feast of colour (not to mention texture), from subtle earth tones to an explosion of PINK (my favourite). I used to find it disheartening when I had to make lots of something for an order, and perhaps you do too?

PS Dog is quite cute too ... but gimme the tweeds and velvets every time!

hensteeth said...

Oh my goodness ~ I have just been to tweed and velvet heaven.... and as for Blodders! x

MargaretR said...

I add my comment to this long list Jacky, but I must add mine. Beeuuutiful!

Fleur de Boheme said...

Haha I love your post - your crafty bits, the doggy - great!

Thanks for your comment on my last post - the sofa is gorgeous looking, but not gorgeous to sit in at all, that´s why it ended up in the shop, lol. Good for a short rest, but not for a comfy evening in front of the telly!

Take care, Kirsten

Mary said...

well, your stuff is gorgeous as you know, but that little dog is adorable!

Judy Martin said...

Fantastic colour choices and wonderful texture.

Iz said...

Wow!

Cathy said...

Fabulous, fabulous colours and textures. You have such a brilliant eye for detail too. Sweet Blodwyn.

Victoria said...

Blodwyn is my type of pin-up girl! Kiss, kiss, kiss!!!

As for your Harris Tweed and velvet lovelies... your color combinations literally make my mouth water, they are that beautiful and so spot on. (And I bet Blodwyn can appreciate a good drool!) xo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful assortment!

Locket Pocket said...

You are so funny! Blodywn is gorgeous and looks adorable in her nudey-photo!

And all those brooches are fabulous! Lucy xx

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your work! Following your blog now too :-)

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karen said...

where are you? have you retired to a life of lunching and lounging whilst maintaining an air of calm and fragrance?

jackie said...

Lovely colours and very individual to you. No, I just don't understand the spammers, but no doubt they must get some benefit. Its all less annoying now, thanks to the filter.

Judah Noah said...

Grey is such an under-rated color...there are so many subtleties to it. I love it!

p.s. your piece should be arriving from Tn this evening...I called home and asked Charlie to bring it up when he returned! I'm excited to see it in person!

Linda said...

I'm comment number 56...see what Blodwyn's done!!

Jackie you amaze me - I would love to watch you work. Not only do you make beautiful things, but you make LOADS of them!!!
Linda xx
PS I love the name Blodwyn...

alice c said...

Oh Blodwyn...I want to smuggle you away in a bag.

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1 FAB I am sure the new hair do is great
2 Well yeah..
3 You are well - if you were losing weight without trying you would worry
4 Your brain works - well done
5 TWICE!!!!
(Look on the bright side!)



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