torsdag 25. februar 2010

ABC i ord og bilder - W

Another week and another letter from Petunia. Nearly the end of the alphabet for me, since I use the English one for Petunia's game. In Norwegian we have 3 extra letters.
W is for Wine and these Winebags.
For some time I have collected bits and pieces from empty wine bottles and sewed these bags to carry full bottles in!
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lørdag 20. februar 2010

ABC i ord og bilder - V

V is for Valemon.
I've always been fascinated by Th. Kittilsen's paintings. I've just finished my interpretation in fibres of "Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon" (the polar bear - king Valemon). For my non-Norwegian readers: the story about king Valemon is one of many Norwegians fairy tales. Of course the bear is a real king, and the story has a happy ending!
The fabric is handdyed and I've used wool and silk fibres, organza, velvet, thread painting and some hand embroidery. The size is 14 x 20".
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tirsdag 16. februar 2010

Snow Dyeing

During the last weeks, I've seen a lot of blog posts about snow dyeing, probably Germany and the Netherlands have had more snow than normal!! I had a starter kit with Procion MX dyes in the colours red, blue and yellow, so I thought it was a good idea to give the technique a try. First I soaked the fabric in a soda ash solution while I mixed the colours. I used white PDF fabric (prepared for dyeing) and a white silk scarf. I put the soaked fabric on wire racks over the kitchen sinks and covered it all with snow. First I had an idea of not mixing the colours, but as you can see, I changed my mind!!

I let the snow melt and then washed the fabrics.The result looks like this:
If you click on the photos, you'll see more of the details. The last piece shows the silk scarf which I think turned out very nice!

fredag 12. februar 2010

ABC i ord og bilder - U

U is for Underwear. I made this wall hanging for a young lady some time ago. If you click on the photo, you'll probably see I had fun with all the details!
You'll find a lot of creative U posts here!

lørdag 6. februar 2010

ABC i ord og bilder - T

T is for Tiramisu - one of the nicest desserts I know!
There are many recipes around the world- this is the one I use:
3 egg yolks
50g suger
1 tub of Mascarpone (an Italian cream cheese)
2 egg whites
150 ml very strong coffee
3 tablespoons Amaretto (or brandy, or dark rum)
24 Lady fingers (a sponge biscuit)
50 g dark, chopped chocolate
1 tablespooon cocoa powder
First, whisk the egg whites until stiff. Next whisk the egg yolks and suger until pale and creamy. Gradually whisk the Mascarpone cheese into the egg mixture and lightly fold in the egg whites. Pour the coffee and Amaretto into a shallow dish and dip the biscuites into it. Now put some halved biscuites into stemmed glasses, followed by a layer of the Mascarpone mixture and some chocolate. Repeate once or twice and finish with a layer of chocolate and dusting of cocoa powder. Chill in the refrigerator for some hours - and enjoy!!
Of course you can make the Tiramisu in a cake tin as well!
More T posts here!