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new beginnings

December 31, 2014

off the loomP1060252moved to the sewing machine

cutting more rags

the process is endless

P1060246finished – thousand of little stitches

the binding is made from scraps – it makes a neat finish


the piece is now much too neat, tidy, finished to be considered boro

there is a lifetime of difference between producing something to fill a desperate need

and creating for pleasure and artistic satisfaction

(more on this in a future blog)

P1060234also finished – 4 ounces of fine handspun tussah silk

ready for the dye pot

P1060231a Christmas gift book

experimenting with handspun

P1060240starting the new year with a naked loom

what to weave??

the choice is overwhelming

best wishes to all

thank you for visiting throughout the year

a special thanks to those who leave a comment

may 2015 bring everything you need and wish for

with a few lovely surprises

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee' permalink
    January 3, 2015 1:19 am

    Happy New Year. May your 2015 be filled with fun love happiness and fiber.
    It has been such a pleasure reading with you over the year. You have given me so much inspiration and much more to think about. I look forward to 2015 and maybe finally sharing some in return.
    Your boro, I think, filled the need for which it was created. To help you better understand and further you along your quest…. so far. Who knows where it will take you next?


    • January 3, 2015 6:45 am

      Renee’ – thank you, wishing you a year filled with all good things and a few happy surprises. the boro has given me much to think about.


  2. velma bolyard permalink
    January 1, 2015 8:39 am

    so happy, happy new year. i think that boro happens, but your piece is the beginning of something huge, like the name of one of claire van vleit’s books (for a poem) beauty in use. i have a feeling this boro thing is something that happens. how will you use it?


    • January 1, 2015 10:19 am

      Velma – happy, healthy, creative new year to you. hope it is filled with moving events. yes, boro just happens, over time. think it will just hang/move around until it finds a comfortable place.


  3. January 1, 2015 3:27 am

    I’m happy to have spent parts of 2014 with you, Jean–you’re an inspiration! Happy 2015!


  4. Ann Harvard permalink
    December 31, 2014 7:30 pm

    Happy New Year Jean! I do really enjoy your blog and all the inspiration it induces. See you soon!


  5. emilysuzanna permalink
    December 31, 2014 5:34 pm

    I love the colors you used…Happy New Year to you…people are loving the tea towels I’ve been giving for gifts!


    • December 31, 2014 6:53 pm

      Suzanna – so happy the tea towels are a hit. the very best in the new Year, happy, healthy and creative.


  6. December 31, 2014 3:17 pm

    Your “boro” turned out so lovely. I love the blue and orange together. Can never get enough silk! The new year is looking promising πŸ˜‰ For me I’m thinking more kumihimo…


    • December 31, 2014 3:47 pm

      Kristin – yes, I think the blue and orange was a happy accident, worth trying to repeat. All the best in the coming year.


  7. saganishiki permalink
    December 31, 2014 1:37 pm



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