We are enjoying some gloriously warm days here as the season starts to turn. Long shadows and a golden glow from the harvested fields along with berries bursting from the trees and bushes makes everything feel distinctly Autumnal.
Some snapshots from around the cottage.
New makes this week include this felt landscape picture made using vibrant hand dyed fibres from Orkney.
'Late Summer Cottage'
The frame is professionally made using hand finished, lime washed beech. A hanging string is attached to the back.
The leaves are staring to show Autumnal twinges around the edges here as well. I love Autumn and all the warm colours it brings but I don't often use these hues in my work. During my felt making marathon last week though, I dug out some hand dyed merino and silk fibres and made some leaf brooches in vivid rusts and reds.
This Sheep Pendant boasts a vibrant Autumn tree as well using hand dyed fibre from Orkney.
Back into my comfort zone with these vibrant pinks, purples and turquoises.
For these brooches I have combined my handmade felt with sumptuous pink Harris Tweed. There are so many colours within this one plaid that combining the background with different colours of small leaves brings out different shades in the weave.
Also this week I am working on new pendant and earring sets. I'm delighted to have finally sourced some beautiful square earring bases.
The squares measure 1/2 an inch and the textile pieces are set behind glass. I'll be making square pendants to match over the next few days.
Here is a deep blue set. It's difficult to convey the true nature of these pieces in a photograph. They really catch the light making them change constantly.
Here are a couple of testimonials left on my Facebook page from happy customers:
The quality on Aileen's pieces of art jewelry is second to none. The colors show very true to what I have received. I think her pricing is very reasonable & posting to the US is generally very quick.
I have a pair of Aileen's earrings which I bought at Birnam Craft Fair last year and I'm forever getting compliments on them. The colours are beautiful and look a bit different depending on the light and what I'm wearing. I love them!
Thank you very much to Karilee and Suzanne for their lovely comments.
So I still have lots to make before my next fair at Birnam Hotel on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September.
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