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enjoying Spring

April 16, 2013

not much weaving being done! the garden is calling, the sun is shining – and this weekend is my studio tour which means I’m in clean-up mode!

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but the spinning goes on – finished all the cotton and plyed it with Bryan’s reeled silk, dyed with kakishibu

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good guessing,there was only a couple metres of the silk remaining

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next is a silk/yak blend – one of my students gave me as a “thank you” for teaching her to spin

it is like a cloud, incredibly soft and the colour of mist

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I’ve been doing some sashiko stitching on a scrap of indigo dyed linen

it will make a small shifuku

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now back to the sunshine

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. neki desu permalink
    April 17, 2013 2:16 am

    to me spring is more stitching than weaving. besides gardening and lots of dyeing.


  2. Renee permalink
    April 16, 2013 8:31 pm

    Every time I think I can’t be surprised… the sashiko is lovely.


  3. April 16, 2013 7:14 pm

    the cotton is subtle and lovely! did you spin the reeled silk at all or just plied it with the cotton as is? the shifu you spun earlier is making me drool; i’ll make time to practice spinning such finally cut paper one of these days. i’m still working on a bit of silk/camel i started awhile ago; you’ll enjoy the silk/yak immensely!


    • April 16, 2013 9:38 pm

      Renee – I started stitching at the age of 3, hand stitching is meditative and very satisfying
      Anastasia – don’t have to spin reeled silk, it is very smooth and strong. The shifu is 8 full sheets of paper, I have plans for it. The kiraku kozo paper is wonderful to work with.


  4. April 16, 2013 3:46 pm

    ALL of it is giddy-making!! the spring, the cleaning, the spinning, the gifts. i wish i could visit open studio!!


  5. April 16, 2013 3:05 pm

    All those little balls of overspun cotton make me giddy. And the 2-ply with Bryan’s silk turned out gorgeous! What a lovely misty fuzz.


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