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!

Press coverage from Handmade at Kew

Thanks to all those who came along to meet us at the Handmade at Kew event. Below is some of the press coverage that Madder Cutch and Co. received.