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September 1, 2015

September 1st – good-bye Summer

it changed overnight from summer to cool, rainy autumn

Family Album 036HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Iain – my favorite (and only) grandson

14 and growing taller every day!

P1070490very pleased with how this turned out

it may be the last this season, don’t know how much longer the vat will be working


of course there are other dyes but the blue and white is so amazing

P1070495making good use of the summer samples

small bags for the Studio Tour in November – it will be here soon enough

P1070496cutting Japanese paper – preparing for winter weaving

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee' permalink
    October 20, 2015 9:30 pm

    The shibori is fascinating. I keep coming back to look at it. And the preparation for winter weaving. Will you save up all the shifu for the winter or will there just be multiple shifu projects as you go?


    • October 20, 2015 10:48 pm

      Renee’ – the shibori was a great summer project. I have a big shifu project in mind which will require a dozen (or more) sheets, it will take many hours of preparation before the weaving starts.


  2. September 3, 2015 1:37 am

    i’d be worried for you if you weren’t pleased with that awesome shibori 😉


    • September 3, 2015 7:19 am

      Neki – it has been a good summer for stitched shibori, each one building on the previous one.


  3. September 2, 2015 10:18 pm

    I do so love the blue and white. What a great job, so worth the time and effort you put into it.


  4. September 2, 2015 2:26 pm

    The shibori is fab! Is it pieces of fabric stitched together or did you get the effect of squares in your gathering and stitching of one piece of fabric? Glad to hear you’re getting cool rain–enjoy!


    • September 2, 2015 3:01 pm

      Kerry – it is one piece of fabric, shibori is all about the resist patterns you create. It is surprising how quickly my small patch of lawn has gone from brown to green again.


  5. myrajdunn permalink
    September 1, 2015 9:51 pm

    It’s getting into Spring Downunder and we are all happy to see the warmer weather arriving along with Spring flowers and flowering trees.


    • September 1, 2015 10:10 pm

      Myra – everyone is relieved to see the rain because we’ve had a summer of destructive forest fires.


  6. Judi Bushby permalink
    September 1, 2015 7:50 pm

    The blue and white is certainly stunning. Lots of stitching but well worth the time and effort. My grandsons continue to sprout too. The 14 year old is 6’1″ and the 16yr old is 5’11”. Photos look really funny with a short nanna in the middle, but I love spending time with them.


    • September 1, 2015 8:52 pm

      Judi – I definitely know what you mean about the funny family pictures – think I’m shrinking. even Iain’s 11 year old sister is taller than I am!


  7. ravenandsparrow permalink
    September 1, 2015 1:51 pm

    Wow. That shibori is gorgeous!


  8. Joanna permalink
    September 1, 2015 11:35 am

    Hard to believe he is 14 today!!!


    • September 1, 2015 11:44 am

      Joanna – a miracle baby all grown up. going through my files to choose 1 picture was like a trip back in time.


  9. September 1, 2015 10:57 am

    That shibori is incredible!!! You can be rightfully proud.


    • September 1, 2015 11:04 am

      Heather – I would love a yukata in this pattern but it might take a year or two of stitching!


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