While I had the dye mixed I thought I'd better dye some fabric to make a matching handbag. The photos are courtesy of child number 2.
I used a piece of cream silk I had left over from making the wedding garter. I got this far painting the dye on, when it suddenly occurred to me that, maybe I should have washed it first to get the 'dressing'out of the fabric and make it accept the dye better. Oh well, too late now!
Changing the subject. This next picture is for my dad.
This is Sam Turners in Northallerton, well part of it anyway, see how far back it goes! We're sat up in the cafe looking down over about half of the sales floor. They sell just about everything or at least it seems that way. They stock everything for the farmer, gardener, and contractor, and much more besides. This is the place if you need meal worms for the bird table, tools for the shed, brick cheeks for your hearth, ride on lawn mowers, toy trucks, wash powder, sundae spoons, strange implements for grooming cows, you name it they've got it. Outside is a gardening section with sheds, fountains, stone paving, fencing etc. Back upstairs next to the cafe is kitchen equipment and then outdoor clothing and wellies. The cafe is small but the food is good and inexpensive. We had the most fantastic bacon, mushroom and mozzarella toastie with a side salad and crisps for £3.5o! I find a good rule of thumb is watch where the grey haired folk eat, its always tasty and cheap!