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works in progress

September 6, 2012

it doesn’t look like much considering how long it took to weave

the warp was 4 yards and I wove to the very end

fabric for a journal cover, woven with handspun ramie dyed with kakishibu

six signature covers with different wefts

handspun silk, indigo dyed ramie, paper thread dyed with onion skins, handspun silk, Habu textile’s paper moire plyed with cotton and cotton thrums

I finished them with hemstitching while under tension on the loom

an accordion book with pockets. The “pages” woven with a 2 ply paper/ramie thread

two shifuku bags, the wefts are natural dyed, handspun silk. They’re made from two fabrics, the striped pattern is on the top of one and the bottom of the other. I’ve made a circular bottom so they will hold a tea bowl.

They need silk linings and kumihimo cords

finishing should keep me busy for a few hours.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2012 3:06 pm

    Perfect little things!


  2. September 7, 2012 11:27 pm

    I shouldn’t, because I know your skills by now, but I am amzed.


  3. September 7, 2012 4:51 am

    Perfect marriage of fabric and books. These are lovely! The bags, too.


  4. September 7, 2012 3:28 am

    what is so cool here, in my humble opinion, is the melding of east and west, and how appropriate, how wonderful, this warp must have your heart singing. such work! beautiful.


    • September 7, 2012 8:42 am

      Velma – it was fun to do a multi-purpose warp. don’t do that often any more.
      thanks, Alice – I feel some book making coming on
      Neki – humm, not my favorite.


  5. September 7, 2012 12:49 am

    pretty bird’s eye pattern. and now on to kumihimo!!


  6. September 6, 2012 7:13 pm

    Gosh these are so beautiful, Jean. What lovely colours and textures. You are so talented!


    • September 6, 2012 7:17 pm

      Myra – I put this warp on to weave fabric for the bags – I really enjoyed making them at JTW. Think there will be more.


  7. Renee permalink
    September 6, 2012 5:59 pm

    Oh wow.


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