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marching on

March 2, 2017

so happy to welcome March!p1110359the tea towels are finished

the same threading as the towels woven in December

little blocks of log cabin between the stripes


 small changes made to weft colours to keep myself interested

but the results are not dramatic

“dramatic tea towels” – that is worth thinking about

and March’s pages are well on the way

p1110367six little “inchies” on one page

(click to make larger)

p1110371the other page is a mini sampler – this is fun

the white threads are paper yarn

it worked well on the stiff linen page

and even knotted in the bottom row of coral stitch

inspired by an article in the magazine Kateigaho

and a big basket of cut rags

p1110374“mottainai”  the Japanese term for waste not, want not

(my mother taught this concept almost daily)

not a bad philosophy to follow!

rag weave place mats, ready to go on the loom

because I had a limited amount of the indigo dyed cotton

I wound three warp chains – the two blue selvage chains first

that way if I ran out of yarn I could make changes

 there was enough to complete the warp

p1110377with a tiny bit left, whew!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2017 3:18 am

    That’s very cool, how you coming the log cabin in the plaid! And I love your little inchies–your embroidery skills are wonderful!


    • March 4, 2017 8:23 am

      Kerry – thank you, the log cabin is colour and weave not a weaving structure so with a little planing can be used anywhere. I love to stitch!


  2. March 3, 2017 11:10 am

    Elegant plaids! Happy March.


    • March 3, 2017 12:38 pm

      Alice – plaid indeed, after they were washed I realized it is similar to the baby blanket I wove for grandson Iain. Snow forecast for tonight, hope they’re wrong.


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