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August 28, 2015

it rained throughout the night, the first significant watering in what seems like months

P1070480and suddenly the naked ladies have popped up

more rain forecast, they may not last long

the squirrels stash walnuts for the winter

they grow quickly – and bigP1070481two trees grew over 10 feet tall this hot summer

I cut one down and stripped the leaves

chopped them in the old blender – what a mess!

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 will leave them to soak for several weeks

hopefully they will give a strong dye

not sure I have the energy for the second tree

another shibori piece

P1070470the pattern is my own invention

P1070473this is what it looks like stitched and tied

it fits in the palm of my hand

can’t wait to see what it looks like after several dips in the indigo

removing all those threads is going to take some time!

have to hope the rain holds off

and what did i do with all the summer samples

P1070476they’ve been labeled, the notes completed

P1070477and carefully placed in a binder.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2015 5:29 pm

    Oh the thrill of a nice fat binder.

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  2. August 29, 2015 4:25 am

    Yay–rain! I hope that’s going to calm the fires and bring some relief to your area and the Northwest US. I envy you your binders–mine is a pitiful small thing, full of “woulda, coulda, shoulda” so far!

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    • August 29, 2015 8:11 am

      Kerry – binders grow, they are treasures. Unfortunately with the rain comes wind and lightening, it has been a destructive year on both sides of the border.

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  3. vdbolyard permalink
    August 30, 2015 5:02 am

    i would love to sit down with you AND your binders, to read the story of a weaver’s life, to hear the backstories, too. delicious thought!

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    • August 30, 2015 7:33 am

      Velma – made me smile – I’ve never thought of them in that way. I’ve also inherited other weaver’s sample books. Looking back it does seem that weaving has been a big part of my life.

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  4. August 31, 2015 6:27 am

    I admire your patience, Jean. I couldn’t do it.

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