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December 2, 2016

first, a notice!

news on the Treadle Lightly Conference website

the workshops, classes and seminars are listed

along with instructor’s bios

and shows, events and the market hall

go to –

the weather is grey, very wet and altogether gloomy

not a good time to dye

p1100951all the silk lining fabric wouldn’t fit on the pole

so I cut off enough for the sleeve linings, folded and clamped itp1100949not very happy but inside the sleeves it will never be seen

p1100950the arashi shibori is o.k. but nothing exciting

and it was too long for the dye pot so I had to continually pour dye over the last bit

logwood and lac for the dyes

lesson learned!

p1100954now i have no excuse not to get on with sewing the hanten

starting with the sleeves – the easiest part

now I’m off to continue threading the loom

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2016 9:58 am

    I really like the sleeve lining! Your hanten is going to be so unique.

    When we hosted Convergence in 2002 I made sure my job (Publications) was one that let me free to enjoy the conference. I hope you’ll get to attend some of the events anyway!


    • December 3, 2016 10:07 am

      Louisa – I wasn’t as smart as you! and am regretting it. I’m going to enjoy seeing people – like yourself and Velma who is a blogging friend and Bryan coming from Japan.


  2. December 3, 2016 3:46 am

    The conference looks wonderful–that’s a star-studded cast of presenters. And I really want to see a photo of all of you wearing your sashes!


    • December 3, 2016 8:56 am

      Kerry – there are some really interesting workshops, unfortunately I’ll be “hanging the shows” and not free to take anything. Have to see about the picture.


  3. Judi Bushby permalink
    December 2, 2016 4:12 pm

    Those lining pieces look lovely. Great colour. Have fun making the hanten. I’m about to attempt a half size one now I am home to reinforce the method.

    Cheers Judi

    Sent from my iPhone



    • December 2, 2016 4:23 pm

      Judi – this is the second handwoven one since the workshop – hope I remember, keep adding to my notes. Good luck with the half size one.


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