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March 28, 2011

— I have a serious book habit. I seriously mean this habit is serious. While being somewhat incapacitated I’ve been reading, enjoying and sorting. One small box is ready to go – somewhere

but most are treasures that will go back on the shelves.

in a Japanese book of kimono and accessories there are 2 obi woven in an M’s and O’s variation which I’d never seen before. A little “tweaking” on my Fiberworks software and I had the weave structure but the obi on the far right was a kasuri/resist tied colour pattern. Well, that’s what I spent 6 months in Japan studying, but it’s not that simple when you don’t have some of the special equipment.

The full length of the warp was stretch from the radiator in the living room through to the heavy oak dining room table. Then tied with plastic ikat tape. This took a bit of time and had to be navigated carefully.

One problem I hadn’t counted on was that the type of dye I used migrated under the tape. Nasty surprise, won’t use it again. I’ll be tying another warp as soon as both hands are operational.

Meanwhile back to the books.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2011 5:15 pm

    Love the books! I have some of the same titles. It’s always wonderful to take the time to browse through them – a rare treat!


  2. March 28, 2011 4:07 pm

    do you mean to tell me we have to leave them here when we die??? seriously!


  3. March 28, 2011 1:01 pm

    I too have an mazing number of books BUT…..not as many as l had when l came back to UK from Bahamas 11 years ago! I came from a 5 bedroom flat there to a two bedroom flat here. Now that was funny to see. I HATED parting with them. I gave a way 45 tea chests full of books. They went to a book sale for a Hospice, so l didn’tr feel too bad about it.xxlynda


  4. March 28, 2011 12:42 pm

    i (!) just (!) can’t (!) imagine (!!!!!) having (!) a (!) book (!) habit!!!!! seriously, i am laughing!!!!! what is it about all those books??? sigh.


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