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frosty mornings

January 16, 2012

bravely blooming

and while it is cold outside it’s a great excuse to spend time at the loom

 still weaving pot holders, because using thrums as weft goes so-o slowly I’m weaving every second one with rags. This is my quick, easy way of cutting small amounts of rags. It works best with something like old sheeting.



roll the fabric into a very tight “sausage”. It has to be very firm, cut the desired width with a sharp blade.






voila! – rag rolls 

seen on the top portion of the weaving.





the colours of frost






waiting for the suet, sorry this is blurry – I was cold and they were nervous

the Japanese plum is in bud!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2012 3:12 am

    winter is visiting your garden, while you magically use up cloth. transformation, indoor and out.


  2. Ruth Griffiths permalink
    January 16, 2012 9:22 pm

    I love your pictures.

    I like the blurry ones as well…not as great photographic art, but as a record of the feeling of the moment.

    And sometimes, those blurry shots are great as colour inspirations.


    • January 16, 2012 10:07 pm

      thanks Ruth, the birds don’t wait patiently . the female woodpecker comes all the time, her red-headed mate only occasionally


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