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ta dah!

January 27, 2016

time to start Spring house cleaning

P1080230there is a wonderful feeling of satisfaction – or just plain relief


when a project is finally finished

there was only 6 inches of binding left over, warping it a little too close

boxes and bags are filled with leftover woven pieces

that is how/why these pieced and stitched works get started

but the pile never seems to decrease!

P1080243the rag weaving is off the loom, three different weft colours

 I am floating on cloud nine – no dust here

news from the 2017 ANWG Conference  

 Velma Bolyard of  Wake Robin

 will be coming west to teach – we get to meet in person

yeah! – already excited

Bryan Whitehead from  Japanese Textile Workshops  will be teaching as well

what a party that will be!

as soon as paperwork is finished and contracts are signed the complete workshop instructor list will be available on the website

hope to see many blog friends next year.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2016 1:09 am

    oh the quilt-blanket! hug both velma& bryan for me.


    • January 29, 2016 8:21 am

      Neki – it will be a busy time but think there will be quite a few hugs. Of course I’ll see Bryan this April.


  2. January 28, 2016 10:07 am

    Your little quilt is exquisite! Glad you had enough to finish the binding. Whew!

    I plan to sail the Salish Sea to ANWG next year. Looking forward to meeting up with you for a hi and a hug!


    • January 28, 2016 11:17 am

      Louisa – thanks, I’m looking forward to seeing people at the conference, won’t be able to take a workshop because that is when I have to do my “thing” so seeing folks will be my treat and hugs will be even better.


  3. January 28, 2016 7:26 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Indigo and madder colors are the perfect combination. Is it a quilt or kesa-something? The conference sounds like a winner. I’d definitely go if I lived nearby (and maybe I will in the future).


    • January 28, 2016 8:25 am

      Kristin – just a small quilt 43 X 51 inches ( 109 X 129 cm.) don’t think any of the red is true madder. The conference is usually held in the U.S. hosted by different guilds.


  4. January 28, 2016 6:18 am

    Beautiful blanket, greater than the sum of its parts.


  5. Judi Bushby permalink
    January 28, 2016 5:41 am

    A stunning quilt. Love all that hand stitch


  6. January 28, 2016 4:32 am

    How could dust ever settle around you?–you move too fast and are so productive! I love the pieced and stitched blanket–so much to look at and notice!


  7. vdbolyard permalink
    January 28, 2016 3:09 am

    i am totally psyched! this is exponentially exciting for me!!! your piece is really fine, jean.


    • vdbolyard permalink
      January 28, 2016 3:10 am

      …and with only 6 inches left over you must have had some “cold sweat” moments as you pinned it together


    • January 28, 2016 8:32 am

      Velma – don’t usually cut things so close – no running down to the corner store to buy another yard. I’m trying to remain calm and weave on but it is exciting!


  8. January 28, 2016 12:38 am

    This was shared just now with members of The Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers for their inspiration Bryan – many thanks – beautiful blog, beautiful photos…


  9. January 27, 2016 6:32 pm

    Your stitching is wonderful – nope, no dust!


  10. January 27, 2016 6:18 pm

    Oh how exciting all round! Your blanket is absolutely gorgeous. I have been so busy, I keep meaning to write you, but I have four spools of very fine Irish linen from Derry, that came to me via Japan, that I wonder if you would be interested in having.


    • January 27, 2016 10:16 pm

      Heather – love linen, how can I resist. I’ve been busy, too. Struggling to keep up with the blogging world, will be thinking of you on the 30th and hope the auction is a great success, don’t know how you can part with your wonderful work.


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