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shades of December

December 5, 2015

winter weather

P1070955comes roaring in off the Pacific

and batters the coast with high winds and torrential rain

P1070959driftwood piles up on the beaches

P1070973seagulls seek safety ashore

P1070980the sun appeared briefly to cast strange shadows

P1070992the loom is finally warped and weaving

P1070997a six harness spot weave (not exactly a Bronson, it doesn’t follow the rules)

the weft is a 3/8 cotton/linen slub, no longer available but very nice for towels

back to the studio

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2015 3:21 am

    I like wild winter weather, although we haven’t had any at all yet. Your weaving is looking so good. I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to try linen.


    • December 6, 2015 8:27 am

      Kerry – if you use good quality 2 ply linen to start there is no problem. Its a singles tow linen that causes problems in the warp, use it as weft if you want a rustic look. Linen is beautiful when finished.


  2. December 6, 2015 6:48 am

    Such a close connection between the sun shadows picture and your weavings. I’m sure that’s not an accident!


    • December 6, 2015 8:23 am

      Alice – interesting how shadows reduce patterns to the bare essentials, the are so fleeting you have to catch them when and where you can.


  3. myrajdunn permalink
    December 6, 2015 9:45 pm

    Golly that looks cold, Jean! We are battling high temperatures and lots of bushfires down here in the Southern Hemisphere.


    • December 6, 2015 11:35 pm

      Myra – actually the temp. is above normal just one big weather front after another coming in from the Pacific. Lots of snow on the mountains, skiers are happy. Hope you can stay cool.


  4. December 8, 2015 2:10 am

    that shadow photo is an inspiration for shibori


  5. vdbolyard permalink
    December 8, 2015 3:08 pm

    i’ve been wondering how you’re faring in the wild winds and storms…looks good there.


    • December 8, 2015 3:19 pm

      Velma – the weather is fairly typical for this time of year (it’s an El Nino year) although temperatures are mild and there seems to be less than 24 hours between incoming storms – all a bit tiresome.


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