Two years ago, shopping at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, I chanced on the Oakshott shot cottons stand.I was looking for fabrics to make a family tree quilt for my Mum and fell in love with their beautiful shot cottons.
I picked up an F8th pack of Liparis which are 16 colours each shot with black. The shooting with black (is shooting the right verb for shot cottons?) produces 16 beautiful deep rich jewel colours.
And later on in the year, I made my parents a Xmas pillow with the leftovers instead of sending a Christmas card. My sisters and I have an informal competition each year to see who can send my parents the best Christmas card and it seems only right that I up the ante each year to keep them on their toes. Watch out Julia and Tania, there's more where's last year's "card" came from. Plenty more.