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February 12, 2012

” too many cooks spoil the broth”

and too many projects on the go drive me crazy

finished – the potholders. They take too much time but because I double the weaving they are thick (makes sewing tricky) and are great hot mats. The 4 on the right are woven with rags.




finished – spinning the 2 ply muga silk. What’s next?? – silk and camel blend, 100% angora or tussah silk. Maybe hand card the silk and angora to stop the angora flying everywhere and getting up my nose.





a 16 harness pattern I haven’t woven before. I’m having trouble seeing if threading is correct. The weft is handspun silk, natural dyes.



I tried this on a bleached linen background, the camera told me it wasn’t right. I like this but it is heavy and would be difficult to stitch. Will have to find something else. The hearts are handwoven and the squares natural dyed napkins.

now I’m off to weave.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2012 9:20 am

    Wow, you have been busy. All of it wonderful – I love the potholders best.


    • February 15, 2012 10:19 am

      once upon a time I made the potholders to sell but they take forever – $100 potholders ha ha!
      now I make them for special gifts. Alice is right, a humble item from humble recycles, I find it very satisfying


  2. February 15, 2012 8:11 am

    the silk looks lovely, did you use the drop spindle? i’d work on the silk/camel, and ply some of it with the tussah/angora. it all sounds decadently soft!


    • February 15, 2012 8:28 am

      Anastasia – all spun on a wheel, the spindle would take years. the silk/camel is a favorite and it is beautiful on it’s own, thinking of using it as a weft with the muga silk.


  3. February 13, 2012 5:49 am

    Great potholders. Humble cloth but so perfect in every way.


  4. February 13, 2012 2:42 am

    the pot holders sing!the silks have their own music are a great orchestra conductor:.


  5. February 12, 2012 10:11 pm

    It is always tickling coming here and seeing what you are up to. The potholders are a beauty who would dare using them?


    • February 12, 2012 10:37 pm

      Blandina – I use mine all the time, great hot mat for the tea pot.
      Velma – yes, that’s sort of what I’m thinking. trying everything on the shelf.


  6. February 12, 2012 5:56 pm

    lovely and way too many at once! ha! i love the silks…sigh. your hearts are wonderful…what about an old, off white linen?


  7. arlene permalink
    February 12, 2012 4:44 pm

    Beautiful work. Do you ever sleep??


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