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an explosion of colour

September 8, 2014

it’s a Super moon – in the early evening

a pastel world


another warp finished


the combination of colour and advancing twill create an illusion

of ? –  blurry movement

and look at those empty cones – still working on the stash!


the border on each towel makes them “one of a kind”

not just a length of fabric woven, cut and hemmed

but it does take more time

P1050543almost finished

handspun 2 ply silk

all natural dyes

more of the stash made into something soft and warm

what to do with the tiny balls of left overs?

and look at all the ends that need trimming.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2014 3:39 am

    joyous empty cones and beautiful work. if i was nearby, i’d come over with my needle to help work in those loose ends.


    • September 9, 2014 7:37 am

      Velma – thanks for the offer, we could have a wonderful chat, but they have been knitted in and don’t have to be stitched in – just cut off after washing.


  2. September 8, 2014 10:29 pm

    Wonderful color combinations – you have managed hto translate late summer into towels! I am planning to knits socks of the yarn leftovers, but making such a shawl as yours is a great idea for noble handspun yarns as yours.


  3. Lis permalink
    September 8, 2014 2:16 pm

    Great picture of the super moon, it’s here tomorrow which seems strange as we’re ahead of you in time but I always find those things perplexing!


    • September 8, 2014 2:59 pm

      Lis – my apologies for perplexing you, it is actually tomorrow here too, but the weather is changing and I loved the colours when I was walking at the beach in the early evening. Tues. night I’m teaching a class so won’t get there.


  4. September 8, 2014 12:54 pm

    The tea towels are amazing. How long does it take to weave each one?

    You could always knit or crochet little girl hair bows or Christmas ornaments out of the tiny balls of leftovers. I have also been crocheting tiny animals for my children….they love the things.


    • September 8, 2014 1:20 pm

      Deb – I don’t keep track of time because there is also winding the warp, dressing the loom, washing, pressing and sewing hems – all done in bits and pieces of time. This is a one shuttle so much faster than juggling 2 or 3 shuttles. The striped borders take more time. Thanks for the ideas.


  5. September 8, 2014 12:46 pm

    Hooray for one of a kind, just like the people who make them.


  6. September 8, 2014 12:02 pm

    Beautiful, how I covet that shawl.


    • September 8, 2014 1:23 pm

      Davida – the shawl is actually a scarf, if it doesn’t sell at the Nov. studio tour I may keep it for myself.


  7. Marion permalink
    September 8, 2014 11:43 am

    you amaze and inspire me Jean…thank you for sharing your wonderful creations


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