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wabi sabi

July 30, 2011

there are times when it is satisfying to just throw the shuttle back and forth and be soothed by the rhythmic motion. It’s like a good book, you want it to go on a little while longer. 


no problems, just watch the fabric grow.










wabi sabi cloth!  plain weave, cotton and hemp, indigo and kakishibu, simple and useful.


what’s next?


preparing for my bookbinding basics class in September. Linen and linen/shifu fabric is a possibility but now I’ll try pages with woven  lines and margins, top and bottom of pages will be on the selvage – so I don’t have to worry about finishing. Also, it’s easier to put the lines in the warp.

It’s a short, narrow linen warp, plain weave so shouldn’t take long. 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2012 5:04 pm

    This turned out wonderful. I am partial to wabi sabi cloth!


    • December 2, 2012 9:00 pm

      Kristin – although the loom is 16 harness I get the most satisfaction out of simple weaves


  2. July 31, 2011 10:17 am

    bring on the woven books!!!!!!


  3. July 31, 2011 7:25 am

    Beautiful cloth – looking forward to seeing the finished apron.


  4. July 31, 2011 7:02 am

    Very exciting to see another artist weaving cloth on the loom for book pages. I will watch your processes with great interest. It’s an area with immense possibilities.


  5. July 30, 2011 11:08 pm

    A very nice result and 832 ends: it is a lot of warping.
    I understand your feeling about the rythm of simple weave, I feel the same thing when I knit a plain sticth.
    I am very intrigued by your next project: a book with hand woven pages looks terrific.


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