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July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!!

147 years young

P1050123it is a glorious day in the neighbourhood


I finished winding the 60/2 cotton warpP1050117

it only took 2 days – with many tea breaks and a few bad words


now it is on to the loom

slowly, carefully – inch by inch

what do you suggest for “music to thread by” ?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2014 12:04 am

    chill out, ambient,nature sounds


  2. July 2, 2014 12:13 pm

    Listening to Yanni now as I weave. Classical is usually calming. No acid rock for threading. Good Luck.


    • July 2, 2014 12:24 pm

      Barb – thanks, good advice. I’m not a fan of acid rock at any time. I like to listen to Ladysmith Black Mambazo but they are a little too energetic.


  3. July 2, 2014 3:49 am

    Between Canada Day and July 4th, our local border crossing is out of control! I cannot even begin to imagine working a) with 60/2 thread or b) 16 harnesses, let alone both. What are you making?


    • July 2, 2014 8:24 am

      Kerry – at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a border town. Access is by water, ferry line-ups can be hours long. The plan is for a woven shibori kimono/yukata, the warp is 14 yards.


  4. July 1, 2014 9:12 pm

    Dunno about 16 – I’m having trouble enough threading a 4-shaft simple point twill right now! Must be because it’s cheese-melting temperature in my studio. Yeah, that’s it. Not because I can’t actually count to 4. And your 60/2 is finer than sewing thread too.

    We had a Happy Canada Day with the grandbeastie boy all to ourselves. 7-year-olds are fun but exhausting! Whew. A day and a half more to go…


    • July 1, 2014 10:06 pm

      Louisa – I’m sure you’ll tough it out – both the weebeastie and the 4 shafts. Good luck staying cool.


  5. Monike permalink
    July 1, 2014 7:17 pm

    I usualy listen to La Boheme or Tosca, altho The Pearl Fishers works as well.


    • July 1, 2014 8:39 pm

      Monike – Kjerstin is right, has to be something slow and calm.
      Kjerstin – you are right, will have to go through my collection.


  6. July 1, 2014 6:50 pm

    Something calming!


  7. July 1, 2014 5:23 pm

    the morning bird chorus! starts around 4:30!


    • July 1, 2014 5:58 pm

      Velma – in the summer I’m often up at 5am but I’d have to stagger around for some time before I’d be able to thread a 16 harness twill pattern. think of all those mistakes. yikes!


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