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November 22, 2016

finishedp1100912washed, pressed and hemmed

p1100915the log cabin squares worked well

thinking of how to use the idea in other ways

it looks like woven ribbons – maybe more than 2 colours?

p1100922spinning paper – kami ito

8 more full sheets of shiraku kozo, each of the spun balls is only half a sheet

7 sheets of very thin paper I received as a gift in Japan

 after finishing practising on the heavier kozo I’ll feel more confidant to work with it

this is a spinning project for all winter – it is so time intensive!

if you added up the hours it would be the most valuable yarn I can think of

p1100916trying to dye the chirimen silk to use as a lining in the woven hanten

it is slow going tying onto a pole for arashi shibori

not sure it will all go on the pole and then the dye pot is not deep enough

(the big indigo vat is hibernating for the winter)

so it will have to be dyed from both ends – that could be messy!

p1100920trying to design the next warp

on the left is a crepe silk yarn

the coloured silk is all hand-reeled from Bryan in Japan

approximately 60/2 weight – what am I planning??

any ideas are welcome

don’t want to make a mistake, the weft will be the handspun silk I’ve just finished

decisions, decisions

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2016 8:36 am

    have you considered weaving some yardage with that precious lot? do you have enough for a simple top?


    • November 25, 2016 9:31 am

      Neki – that is definitely one of the considerations, still trying to decide what weave structure to use.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    November 23, 2016 4:01 am

    such beautiful stuff here! i’ll be curious about where you take log cabin…and your paper plans leave me longing to see it all up close! wow! your final photo looks like the land here, at least before this heavy snow, but oh, my, beautiful.


    • November 23, 2016 10:27 am

      Velma – cutting and spinning so much paper is going to take a very long time, a good winter project. Not feeling very creative, avoiding the news and just getting through one day at a time. Have to wind all the lovely silk into balls before I can start warping. I know you love the snow but it seems a bit early, for some reason I always think of Wendy when you have snow. Take care.

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      • vdbolyard permalink
        November 24, 2016 9:48 am

        and wendy LOVED the snow. as photogenic as she was, her black coat with white accents looked lovely in the snow. aimee said she missed wendy while here just two days ago. that silk will make something lovely. a luxurious scarf would be wonderful…


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