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mysterious surprises

August 23, 2014

shadow patterns fascinate me

P1050433spring-shadows 005

the edges are blurred

there is a sense of mystery

they bring to mind Angeles Arrien’s words

“Rules for Life

Show up

Pay attention

Tell the truth

Don’t be attached to the results.”

shadows 003

it is the last sentence I struggle with

in my work – and life itself –  I’m very attached to results

 I often overlook the mystery

forget to appreciate the blurred edges


there is mystery in the indigo vat – is it in the bubbles?


and frequently at the loom


second towel – red weft with striped border

P1050431 yellow weft and different coloured stripes

 doesn’t the twill pattern look like shadows?

many weavers struggle with colour

warp threads blend with weft threads and create a third colour

not always a welcome surprise

P1050439plum weft and more stripes

it’s in the experimenting

and the doing that we learn

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2014 5:42 am

    I really love your weaving!
    Besides many other crafts that I want to put my hands on, weaving is really one thing I need to learn.


    • August 26, 2014 8:08 am

      Sibylle – weaving takes more time, equipment and commitment than many other crafts. Find a good teacher.


  2. August 26, 2014 1:29 am

    ohh that lovely bloom! and the towels too.


  3. August 24, 2014 11:24 am

    I have been away and not able to read/see your blog … but I come back and this is what greets me and I have to say Thank you for the inspiration.


  4. August 24, 2014 6:43 am

    This has been one of the hardest things about weaving, for me–envisioning what’s going to happen when warp meets weft meets pattern, etc. I guess looking at it as a mystery, full of unknowable wonders, is the healthy approach!


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