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October 26, 2012

the mystery yarn from Wednesday’s blog has been identified, thank you Heather

described as Indian Silk  (tussah) it can be found at Habu Textiles

it has a viscose sizing and I wanted to see how it would dye

the 2 skeins are dyed with cutch and logwood with an alum mordant

I plan to use it as weft with the black 2 ply tussah from the Silk Weaving Studio as warp

the woven accordion book is finally finished

with some stamping and a tie to hold bits and pieces in the pockets

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  1. October 26, 2012 3:50 pm

    Very pretty book, Jean!

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  2. October 26, 2012 11:14 pm

    I am always surprised by your weaving, and the use you make of it.

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    • October 27, 2012 9:01 am

      Blandina – I have woven for so long and so much that I try to think of it as just cloth and how fabric can be used creatively.

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  3. October 27, 2012 2:15 pm

    and you do push that cloth places! excellent work, and congrats on the id. i thought from your description it was a silk, i purchased something that sounded similar which came from alchemy yarns (i think). geese honking low over the house–

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    • October 27, 2012 2:23 pm

      Velma – I think this yarn came from Japan so it is possible it is available from other dealers.
      no geese here, yet, but they better get going, the weather is definitely getting winter-y.

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  4. October 29, 2012 1:55 am

    what an enchanting book! the silk is gorgeous so very shibui. i think habu buys from avril in kyoto.

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  5. October 30, 2012 4:24 am

    no i haven’t. apparently shipping not too expensive. don’t know about taxes though.
    was hit bigtime last year w. some jeans & t shirts from LL bean.

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