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beginnings – middles – endings

February 5, 2014

the lining for the kesa is off the loom

kesa 024the colours are perfect with the stitched piece

kesa 027

it looks more “seersucker-y” in the picture than it actually is – due to the mix of fibres and weights of yarn

but — I’m very pleased

and because I really, really like the asymmetrical stripe sequence

I’m doing it all again, for a summer top

weaving finishing 004more natural dyes on cotton and a cotton/hemp blend

there is a bonus to all this weaving

more stash busting!

studiono “before” picture but this is “after”  the lining fabric

even better after the next warp

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Lis permalink
    February 5, 2014 1:32 pm

    The lining is lovely.

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    • February 5, 2014 2:18 pm

      Lis – using the same natural dyes makes it easy to match colours – and indigo pulls it all together.

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  2. February 5, 2014 5:51 pm

    oh, this looks great. the plaid works great, and the new piece ready to be warped makes me green (with envy, you understand!)

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  3. February 6, 2014 8:50 am

    I’m a fan of the asymmetrical stripe, too. Your natural dyes on cellulose are beautiful. What’s your secret?

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    • February 6, 2014 8:55 am

      Kristin – no secret to the dying, I mordant with alum and cream of tartar twice if I want good results (not just samples). The colours are always paler than silk or wool.

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  4. February 7, 2014 12:43 am

    lovely fabric! the dyed cottons too

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