we did the greys, blues and reds and the light yellow in the lower left. I opted out of the beige that comes from the abundant native mushroom Aardappelbovist (Scleroderma citrinum)
Lots of drab, smurrie and sludge again:
Sorry, very tired. Two night with 5 hours of sleep total. Talk staccato, mkay?
Sitting now with colours all around me. Thinking stranded projects, shapes, combinations.
Knitsonik is very much on my mind.
Also this book: Poetry in Stitches. Old. 1997. Wish I had it. Very much so. De Schapekop had one in Norwegian, I was delighted 🙂 Looking for one like this for me: Dikt i masker.
Want too. This way of designing. Dutch things.
Thinking about these:
There are tiles on many buildings in my city and other cities I hold dear. There are also typical Dutch tiles in my house, behind the fire place. Won’t do blue and white though.
Would love to do a “pimpelmees” but don’t have the right blues. Another time, little friend:
Dutch traditional clothes. Colourful. Practical.
pic by Gwen the Monster
from Volendam (wouldn’t do Volendam though, it’s too iconical):
pic by Jose Gonzalvo Vivas
pic by Theun
For now I’m thinking light coloured vest with snowdrops, wrens and the checkered pattern of the “Kievitsbloem”. All early spring, end of winter symbols. Art Nouveau shapes. First time steeking.
Another project to use the warm yellows, the ochres, with the steel blue I bought to go with it. Perhaps wristwarmers, not a vest.
Another with the colours of the painting Puttertje. Those are the ones we dyed yesterday: the red, the blues, the greys both warm and cool. They don’t flatter the colours of my face but they are beautiful.
I wouldn’t depict the bird itself. I would only use its colours. Or it’s essential shape or combinations. It’s face mask for example. The streak on its wings. I found another painting, using the same colours as the Puttertje:
It’s not Dutch though, it’s French: Fleur de lande by Jacques Wely. “Flower of the land.” But I think it’s a Dutch girl. It’s from the Art Nouveau era.
I want one vest finished half way May, when there’s a Knitting and Crochet festival in the old town nearby De Schapekop and the mushroom instructor will be there again.
But first: rest rest rest. Got nice things to watch on the inside of my eyelids though. Knitwear designer things. 🙂