Wednesday, 20 March 2019

What's on YOUR Workdesk Wednesday #511

Hello Creative Friends,

It's time to share What's on our Workdesks as it's Wednesday.
Thanks to Julia over host over at the stamping ground 
giving us the platform for crafty friends to share what's 
been tickling our creative fancy... 

Welcome to WOYWW #511


Last week I visited The Creative Craft Show at the NEC with no intention 
of buying anything (honest) but whilst browsing around the exhibition I 
stumbled across a fascinating stall Linladan Scandinavian Threads. 

 I do not believe there was one single colour unavailable. 
Like a Vintage rainbow.. here's my box full of linen loveliness...


I can't share what I am up to as i'm working on some gifts but 
If you love textile history you may be intrigued to learn about the 
textile house Nordiska established in 1879, and it's lost archive. 

The exhibition from Linladan touched my heart as much as those linens. 

It's been another sad & wicked week in the world.
Take care everyone & look out for one another.

I'll be round to visit asap.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

28 comments:

Helen said...

Those threads are gorgeous! I am sure you will have fun with them. Helen #3

Sarah Brennan said...

I didn't make it to the NEC this time Tracey. You certainly found a treasure trove of loveliness. Look forward to seeing the results once the gifts have been received. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you were able to go to NEC, things like that are always a delight. Love those coloured threads, wow! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Bridget Larsen said...

I dont blame you for being tempted, I avoid craft shows for that reason LOL. You got a great stash there
Bridget x1

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Wonderful colours. Look forward to seeing what you create. Ali x #9

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful coloured threads - I am looking forward to your projects with them! Big, big hugs my friend!

Susi

My name is Cindy said...

Fantastic haul (although I'm not sure I quite believe you attended the NEC with no intention of buying....) I'm sure you will create something beautiful with them. BTW I love your 'heading' font, it's really cool. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #15

Glenda said...

Wow, those threads are totally lovely! Those colors just seem to speak to me! You will have so much fun playing with them! Have a great rest of this week! Happy WOYWW!

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, those threads are so gorgeous, such rich colours! Glad you enjoyed the NEC, haven't been for a few years now. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #10 X

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Those colors are lovely.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I went to the NEC, three out of the four days, nd even made it onto telly twice. However I did not venture into the sewing area. Your threads look beautiful, really rich and vibrant. Have fun with them. Xxx Maggie #19

Diana Taylor said...

Those threads look wonderful - I work a lot with linen yarn and will be following your links later -thank you for the info. I hope you have fun working with them.
Have a great week,
Hugs, Diana x #17

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, I would have loved to have been at the NEC and will be going to the later one but had other stuff on last week. Loving the threads. Maybe we will ge to see how you used them when the gifts have been received....fingers crossed! Wishing you a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x11x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh you bad girl - I've been so good at resisting new stash and then you go and show me those glorious linen threads and beautiful things. I have thread envy!! And I'm going to have to follow up those links too..... glad you had a good time at the NEC!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Caro said...

What gorgeous threads. So lovely. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#30)

Redanne said...

It has indeed been a sad and wicked week (in more ways than one!) but how lovely to visit that stand and pick up all those gorgeous linen threads. I really do love your colour choices and hope that we get to see some of the gifts you are busy creating! Hugs, Anne xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

You can't go to these craft shows and not buy anything! That would be cruel! Loving the threads and I think you were very well-behaved if that's all you bought! Hope you had a good time browsing - I might go to the NEC one of these days - I keep saying it but never get around to it! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #22

Anne said...

Oh they are gorgeous. You too were just up the road from me! I am going to go and read about Linladan. Anne x #14

Heather M said...

Hi Tracey, of course I believe you that you went to a craft show with no intention of buying anything .... lovely thread colours - somewhere I have a collection of threads from when I do cross stitching! No doubt when I see your lovely creations I will want to dig them out! Have a lovely week Heather x #32

Let's Art Journal said...

Sounds like a great craft show! Have fun with all those unexpected goodies, such beautiful colours 😁. Take care and enjoy your secret makes ...lol! Creative hugs and wishes! J 😊 x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wow, what a gorgeous find Tracey! Looking forward to you sharing your next creation with this amazing linen thread~ I used to really enjoy embroidery. Have fun! Hugs, karen o

Marit said...

Oooh, those colors are just wonderful! Creating takes the mind off of the problems in the world... it's a mad and scary world we live in these days and I am always happy to visit the blogs of crafty, nice ladies who are all polite and lift the spirit up. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, have a nice week and weekend. Hug from Holland, Marit #20

Dorthe said...

Dearest Tracey,
oh you are so right, such a sad and wicked world , so much hatred -only today I heard that someone in Italy stole a buss full of kids , and put fire to it, for them to burn - how is it even possible to get such a thought, and then to try doing it- luckily the cops managed to save them all .
But you my dear, brings beauty into this world, such very lovely threads, and the colors are really wonderful in their vintage tones. I`m so excited to see what you are doing with them .
Dear Tracey , a lovely evening to you , and warm hugs from Dorthe xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The Creative Craft Show at the NEC must have been wonderful. I can only imagine the trouble I could get into if I got to attend one of those shows. You got some impressive threads and beautiful colors. I look forward to seeing what you made. Sorry I'm late visiting. I'm in catch-up mode and appreciate you stopping by to visit while I was offline.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah you must have fun droolworthy fun at NEC Tracey, am loving the threads etc too, very pretty.
If from Norway might seen some when up there last year, saw some lovely craft stores, but oh the prices with our weak Aussie $ not purchaseable that is for sure!
Happy belated WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #15 ps off to vote in our state elections then swim methinks!

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lindart said...

Hi Tracey, those threads look gorgeous! It's hard to go to a convention and not buy anything! Looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with the threads. Inky says "thanks" for the extra hug! Thanks for your visit, and have a great week, Lindart #25

Neet said...

Yes, a sad and wicked week.
You certainly had a nice shop with those linen yarns. I love the jewel like colours you chose. Must have been tempting not to buy even more than you did. I have lots of rovings but I rarely use them, just cannot resist when I go to a textile show - it's the colours, so I can see how you got tempted.
Hope hubby and doggy are both doing a bit better (if not a lot better really)
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Sue Jones said...

Thank you for visiting my blog this week . I am afraid I have bought far too much supplies from jewellery maker too!
The threads look lovely ,enjoy using them .