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April 13, 2015

weaving is progressing slowly

the Studio Tour is Saturday and Sunday so there will be lots of warp left to weave

the first towel is finished

the thick weft in the second towel is my handspun cotton plyed with 20/1 linen, which is also the thin weft

the handspun was the reason for weaving bath towels and it is weaving nicelyP1060677

still struggling with my income tax

half the day is spent avoiding the issue – mostly in the garden

but today it’s raining

so weaving was the distraction

P1060674the warp is threaded 2 thick ends and 2 thin ends – which are not always the same colour

it could be the inspiration for some plain weave stripes

P1060678what colour is robin’s egg blue?

 P1060681evenings are spent kantha stitching

now it’s back to warming up the calculator and sharpening pencils!!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2015 3:19 am

    Kantha is so therapeutic, not exactly mindless, sort of thread-led. Have a great weekend (and do your taxes, they only eat into your brain until they’re done!!)


    • April 17, 2015 10:03 am

      Lis – thank you for those wise words – the taxes are finished, but I now have holes in my brain! LOVE the “thread-led” image and the therapy really works.


  2. April 14, 2015 10:31 am

    Oh, shoot, I have to do my taxes too! Thanks for the reminder. But you are putting your time in the right place, it seems! Those bath towels will be incredible.And I see a tiny scrap of the indigo dyed fabric I gave you (from the katagami workshop I did at Maiwa a hundred years ago) in your kantha. Warm fuzzy!


    • April 14, 2015 10:42 am

      Heather – the patchwork/kantha pieces hold fragments of memories, they are all so special I’ve never been able to part with one.


  3. April 14, 2015 8:30 am

    That towel is really pretty! So nice to use some handspun in it too. Have you tried one of the software packages for income tax? There are lots of reminders and helpful features plus it files online for you. No pencils needed. Of course it costs more than doing it the old-fashioned way but cheaper than getting someone else to do it.


    • April 14, 2015 9:06 am

      Louisa – I’ve never woven bath towels before, they’re a bigger project than I imagined – oh well, live and learn. Every year I plan to start the taxes early and do it on line but then I fall behind and don’t feel there is time to teach myself a computer program as well as all the rest. Next year!!


  4. April 14, 2015 4:15 am

    You have lots of ways to procrastinate on doing your taxes! It’s all looking very inspiring–I could look at the details in the towels forever!


    • April 14, 2015 7:12 am

      Kerry – this weave structure is fun but it does take more time to set up. Lots of practice at procrastination!


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