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October 9, 2012

while at the workshop in Japan we experimented with some eco-dyed bundles

I finished my knitting and the fibre I took to spin so I started stitching

I used this piece as a vest lining – more of that another day –  the scraps have inspired another bojagi

this time a scarf/shawl

the central fabric is a silk kanoko shibori fabric I bought years ago at a market in Kyoto.

creating textiles is time-consuming and a labor of love

how many workers does it take to repair one hole in the road??

8 here and 3 or 4 more hiding from the camera, 5 trucks and a digging machine

our tax $$ at work!

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  1. Renee permalink
    October 18, 2012 12:06 pm

    The eco bundle looks like a painting. And the bojagi is intriguing.

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    • October 18, 2012 1:20 pm

      Renee – the bojagi is growing into a very big scarf, it will keep me busy for quite awhile.

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  2. October 11, 2012 6:44 am

    I’m sure that picture of the road crew was taken here in Michigan!

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    • October 11, 2012 9:22 am

      that road crew sure does get around! they were not happy when they saw the camera – guess they didn’t want anyone to recognize them – missing in in-action.

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  3. October 10, 2012 4:00 pm

    love the kanoko, too. we have the same guys here, we call them “the state road crew”. same shovels, two trucks, many guys, one working.

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    • October 10, 2012 4:05 pm

      Velma – when I lived on SaltSpring Is. we had a crew called the “Dept.of Holidays”(instead of highways). These guys didn’t even have shovels, the machine did all the work!

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      • October 11, 2012 2:53 am

        that crew hoved east–to new york state for sure.

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  4. October 10, 2012 12:49 am

    that kanoko is exquisite.

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  5. October 9, 2012 11:14 pm

    A picture taken here in Florence, I guess?!?! Amazing, I thought that this way of working happened only around the Mediterranean Sea.
    Your textiles make me dream, as always.

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  6. October 9, 2012 5:36 pm

    Wow! Lovely spontaneous textile…right out of the garden it seems.

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