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shades of Spring

March 12, 2012

it is cold, we have 100 k/hr. ++ winds blowing

but – I am thinking Spring

Japanese plum – ume – are blooming outside the studio

there  must be nectar in the blossoms because the birds love them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plum blossoms are a favorite design in Japanese textiles

 

 

 

 

 

silk shibori

 

kimono silks – on the left a kimono collar lining and a full kimono

 

playing with silk yarns for my next warp

pink is grand-daughter, Jillian’s favorite colour, not mine

but some of the natural dyes give lovely shades, especially on silk

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  1. March 12, 2012 3:19 pm

    Your spring must be early. Our kanji is praying for spring in Fujino. I hope the cherry blossoms are out when we are there. Love your threads and fabric – Have a great week.

    Hugs
    Nat

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  2. March 12, 2012 5:07 pm

    you have blossoms!!!!!

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    • March 12, 2012 5:43 pm

      oh, Velma – I’m not showing the half of it, mostly with you in mind. Last night and early today we had winds reaching 115 k/hr. the big ferries stopped running and 75,000 people are without elec. but we do have blossoms!

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  3. March 13, 2012 12:18 pm

    Lovely colours! Thanks for the beautiful spring pictures too…we still have a foot and a half or snow 🙂

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  4. March 14, 2012 3:09 am

    first comes ume then sakura. you’ll be there for hanami!!!

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  5. March 14, 2012 11:22 pm

    if I hadn’t signed for the japanese tour, I would die to visit japan after reading this post!

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