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July 30, 2013

weaving-finishing 316Mia has come to visit while her family is on holiday

she spends most of the day sleeping under something

and the night walking on me or licking my face

spinning 175

the knitting has been put away

all those balls of wool are so-o much fun!

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she is not interested in stitching

the eco dyed  table cloth, seen here

is a good background for an indigo moon which includes shibori bojagi pieces

pieced and stitched 077it will be long after the leaves have fallen before this is finished

on the loom, more woven shibori

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three different projects on one warp, with three different patterns in each

using three different dyes

I’m colour coding the shibori threads so hopefully I won’t get confused

just out of the indigo vat

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a test piece, maybe a table cloth?

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loosely woven,  unbleached commercial cotton

it was well scoured before dyeing

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the bees are getting drunk on the oregano

it is dangerous to get to close

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  1. Lorrie Irwin permalink
    July 30, 2013 2:06 pm

    I’m inspired by your woven shivering – very beautiful! And I have a kitty staying with me for a little while this summers also.

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    • July 30, 2013 3:40 pm

      Lorrie – I think you mean woven shibori, the coloured threads get gathered tightly and they are removed after it is all dyed. have fun with your kitty.

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  2. July 31, 2013 2:26 am

    the ai dyed cotton would make a great bedcover.
    wish my oregano were as healthy as yours.

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    • July 31, 2013 7:36 am

      Neki – that piece is what is left after I cut off two panels for curtains. it is difficult to fold and clamp such big pieces. I had thought about a bed cover but time will tell. the oregano has self seeded everywhere and is spectacular this year.

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  3. July 31, 2013 4:07 am

    jean, i’ve written and re-written a comment, but the truth is i’m speechless. there is such beauty in this post, and then there’s indigo, too. really lovely.

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    • July 31, 2013 7:33 am

      Velma – thank you, I’d hate for you to be speechless. the indigo vat is still a little sulky and it really smells strong but the colour is good

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  4. July 31, 2013 2:44 pm

    looking at your pictures i want to try woven shibori! it makes perfect sense and looks so easy, but I feel I will have to read some book on the technique.

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    • July 31, 2013 4:16 pm

      Alfia – there is only one book, Woven Shibori by Catharine Ellis, published by Interweave Press. I was lucky to take a workshop with her several years ago.

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  5. August 4, 2013 9:48 am

    Alfia – I find woven shibori endlessly fascinating, but the weaving is only 1/2 of the piece – dyeing is equally important.

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