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November 11, 2011

charity shop finds;  44″ square of fine linen for $2

an original sample card of plastic buckles

manufactured since 1929 by German company, Knopffabrik

windfall lichen from the park yesterday

windy day in the garden, the leaves create a patchwork blanket

2 students have reached the fun part.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2011 12:23 am

    those buckles are great and the leaves and lichens are like a blessing.
    it took me a while to get to the fun part, trust me.


  2. November 13, 2011 9:40 am

    Oh, those leaves and the lichen, nearly as beautiful as the scarfs.


  3. Evelyn permalink
    November 12, 2011 7:27 am

    Fun buckles – I wonder what they will become? It was an amazing windy day yesterday, love the blankets of leaves. What are the students making – or are they samples?


    • November 12, 2011 8:42 am

      students weave a scarf – they get to take something home. Also learn to wind 2 threads at once, weave with 2 shuttles and a floating selvedge, hemstitch and twist the fringe.
      Velma, it’s a pretty (or not so pretty!) steep learning curve.


  4. November 12, 2011 4:37 am

    your comment about your students brought me right back to my first four harness loom weaving. how it was such a mess (though i followed directions) to me and i just had to believe mrs. belfer at each step, how it somehow got tied on, and then weaving began, and another whole craziness as we explored patterns on that sampler. the fun part, indeed!


  5. arlene permalink
    November 11, 2011 10:20 pm

    The leaves and Scarf are an amazing color. Another great find!


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