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June 7, 2013


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welcome to my studio – don’t you love Miss Piggy’s hair style

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this is my third year of recycling and reducing “the stash”

weave structures that use small amounts of special yarns are worth exploring

8 harness twill blocks threaded in narrow and wide blocks

the warp is several small cones of leftover cotton and linen wound 4 at a time and threaded randomly

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pattern wefts are indigo dyed cotton, handspun natural green cotton and bleached linen

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 sample #2 – the weft is handspun hemp singles, madder dyed

pattern wefts are space dyed kakishibu linen and shifu/silk  yarn

I  am dreaming of a silk  scarf  using all the dye sample skeins

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found on top of the indigo vat

a fragile fibre art – once some creature’s home

10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2013 5:03 am

    You do have a special touch with interesting warps. Lovely.


  2. June 8, 2013 8:42 am

    I think that stashes reproduce when we aren’t looking! Mine certainly never seem to diminish in any way. So how come I often can’t find what I need for the next project? Great idea to use up the bits, Jean!


    • June 8, 2013 9:53 am

      Louisa – stashes have a life of their own. they would make a great horror/science fiction movie.


  3. June 8, 2013 4:10 am

    jean, is the stash reducing? seriously, i wonder. i twice reduced mine, once (horrors) MOTHS. the other time i gave a trash bag full to a friend. even though i don’t weave much now, i have a stash that is far too big.


    • June 8, 2013 8:24 am

      Velma – NO! “retiring” weavers keep giving me all their bits and pieces as a thank you for helping them. I manage to pass most of it along to my students but it still seems to grow. and I keep making more “stuff”. He-l-p.


  4. June 7, 2013 6:15 pm

    What a beautiful home… Wasps are clever things!!


    • June 7, 2013 6:24 pm

      Sammiam – this is tiny (2.5cm. or 1 inch across) and it still has the attachment foot on the bottom. a little gem.


  5. June 7, 2013 4:27 pm

    Love reading all about your weaving efforts. You certainly don’t sit still very long.


    • June 7, 2013 4:30 pm

      Hi Judy – afraid if I sit still too long I won’t get going again. Nice to hear from you, how are you?


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