Friday, 23 November 2012

Really Random Thursday

There has been a lot of cupboard clearing going on in the Knotted Cotton household (displacement activity while plucking up courage to cut into the Oakshott...), and I have been sorting out a pile of stuff to go to the charity shop.  One old loud-speaker had a mysterious rattle.   This is the cause:



Yes:   five toy cows, two sheep, a dinosaur, a giraffe, a deer, a crocodile, a hippo, a panther and a pig, three Easter chicks, two pencils, two gekkos,  a butterfly,  a toy mobile phone, two wooden jigsaw pieces, a tangle of pipecleaners, a baby's hairbrush, an electronic thermometer, four hazelnuts, one parrot finger puppet and a plastic bee had all at one time or another been posted into the small hole at the front of the speaker by small children.

Back to the Oakshott - I had to show you the thread tangle I trimmed away after washing it.  The variety of colour illustrates how the shot cottons are woven - as each shot colour has a different thread woven with the red.   There must be some sort of textile art I could do with this - it's beautiful really!



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10 comments:

  1. giggling at the contents of your speaker! That is so familiar!!

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  2. 4 calling birds, three-ee French hens, two turtle doves and a Partridge in a Pear tree-what a collection! Isn't it amazing how hard it is to cut into favourite fabric. Look fwd to seeing the textile art...in due course...

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  3. Those Oakshott threads are just beautiful!

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  4. How many years have the kids been posting these treats? At least it wasn't unwanted food! Small blessing.

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  5. Laughing at the stuff you pulled out of the speaker!! And that IS a lovely tangle of thread.

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  6. Aren't the Oakshott threads gorgeous?? I think I could rival such a haul were I to empty out our speakers - very funny!

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  7. Ha! Now you know where to look next time something is missing :)

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  8. That is so funny, you had quite collection in your speaker. The Oakshott cotton is beautiful. Looking forward to what you make with them.

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  9. That is so cute - all those little objects. And the oakshot will be beautiful in your project for sure!

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  10. Oh how the speaker contents made me giggle! Don't you just love the little monkeys! So funny. Thanks for sharing.

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