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giving thanks

October 9, 2016

tomorrow is Thanksgiving in Canada

a time to consider how thankful I am

for family, friends, a warm safe home

and the country I live in

p1100655 this month’s prayer flag celebrates abundance

and the last tomato from my garden

p1100630the old napkin is pole wrapped shibori

dyed with kakishibu

the damask pattern shines through the dye and the kantha stitchingp1100625finished spinning the red eri silk

it is only 40 grams and was lovely to spin

p1100645weaving committee sashes for the ANWG 2017 Conference

designed and coordinated by committee member Sharon Broadley

p1100658the pattern is a plaited twill

p1100650the Nerine lily is blooming

the pink seems too Spring-like at this time of year

blessings to everyone

14 Comments leave one →
  1. myrajdunn permalink
    October 13, 2016 3:23 pm

    OOOOh love those colours, Jean! I know nothing about weaving but that woven texture is really beautiful. What a talent you are.

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    • October 13, 2016 3:57 pm

      Hi Myra – the colours are not my choice, they are the conference colours. The sashes can be worn as scarves after the 5 day conference is over. Seems like a lot of work and the committee has been working for more than 2 years now and the conference is June 28 – July 3, 2017. I personally will be relieved when it is over. Bryan will be teaching a 3 day workshop on making bamboo loom reeds and seminars on stencil cutting/indigo dyeing.

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  2. October 11, 2016 8:34 am

    That red silk makes my heart beat faster.

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    • October 11, 2016 10:03 am

      Alice – I dyed it years ago, it is very fragile. It was this or nothing, the colour is perfect.

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  3. October 10, 2016 8:02 am

    so much to be grateful for, including you and everything you share with us! thank you for being so generous, always.

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    • October 10, 2016 10:34 am

      Aimee – thank you, for being a blogging friend. For being so dedicated to your craft and teaching us all to see with new eyes.

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  4. beadsandfibreslady permalink
    October 10, 2016 1:02 am

    We are eating our last tomatoes too and your photos and thoughts are always so inspirational Jean – many thanks from southern Hampshire. XX

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    • October 10, 2016 10:32 am

      beadsandfibreslady – thank you from southern Hampshire – in Great Britain? I have such fond memories, I was married there, had my first child and home there, so much life has been lived since then, so many tomatoes grown!

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  5. emilysuzanna permalink
    October 9, 2016 9:22 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jean!

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  6. vdbolyard permalink
    October 9, 2016 5:23 pm

    wish our thanksgiving was with yours…

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    • October 9, 2016 5:35 pm

      Velma – it is nice to have a month between the two big foodie events and the weather is still good.

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  7. October 9, 2016 5:18 pm

    I love the plaited twill! and the tomato-y prayer flag! Happy Thanksgiving!

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