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December 14, 2012

more “log cabin” student weaving

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learning to weave involves a very steep learning curve

I love it when new students reach the aha!  moment

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often it is when they can see the pattern developing

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more shifu yarn, cut at .3mm and plyed with reeled silk

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mordanted with alum, dyed with homegrown madder

I generally get orange with my madder but the silk is dark red – yes!

the little sample is handspun Merino


more old buttons, mostly plastic this time

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hand-cut hardwood stamps

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 border stamp with a corner block, they match-up perfectly

I’ve almost finished the shopping – it’s such a relief! – now I can hide out in the studio

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2012 2:59 am

    the stamps are great. and hats off to you for your madder red!!


  2. lagriccia permalink
    December 15, 2012 10:39 am

    I love the hardwood stamps, I found a couple last week at the market and I felt so lucky!
    I will have to try madder, I have an idea about a red and white embroidery. So many ideas, so little time….but you know everything about this.


    • December 15, 2012 10:44 am

      Blandina – because I grind up the madder in an old blender I use the wood chips to wrap in cloth for eco dyeing. The stamps have chisel marks on them and are very finely carved


  3. December 14, 2012 6:21 pm

    Don’t tell me you found the buttons and stamps at the thrift store! You’re the queen of the hunt!


    • December 14, 2012 7:56 pm

      Heather – “antique” stores but cheap! I love the hunt, it’s more important than the stuff.


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