Spring Colours

Surely we are nearly there? 

As the daffodils open their buds in the garden, and the tulips I bought from Holland in October are pushing through the earth, I am busy printing, cutting out and sewing, with my thoughts on the lovely colours of spring.

I am sure everyone has a specific colour that evokes feelings for the long awaited warmth of spring?

At Madder Cutch & Co. ours are Harringworth hay,  Collyweston slate and Tickencote pink , all of which have been popular with our customers this February.

However my favourite has to be Harringworth hay, this wonderful rich golden yellow, (which I make from Old Fustic) is named after the nearby village where my friend farms. In early summer the colours of the fields under the viaduct are a similar shade of yellow. 

   
  
 
  
    
  
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    Photo: Dan Waters http://www.danwaterscreative.com/photo5163897.html

Photo: Dan Waters http://www.danwaterscreative.com/photo5163897.html

If you would like to find out more about Old Fustic read this blog by Kathleen Keeler.

http://khkeeler.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/dye-plants-old-fustic-aka-dyers-mulberry.html

Not to wish the time away but the summer collection is taking shape with plenty of new colours to explore and some new designs to join the range!