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a new month

May 2, 2017

and new challenges

it is still raining

this month’s pages for the book

are celebrating May flowers – after a record month of April rain!

 using the stamps I cut I applied Setacolor transparent textile dyes/paints

set with a hot iron

then started stitching with handspun silk thrums

weft on this page is handspun cotton

it is soft and much easier to stitch on than the paper

number 4 tea towel

using a black weft – the weft colour can make a big difference

orange next?

and while weaving I thinking about what to weave next

do all weavers do that?

this is my stash of handspun, singles cotton

it needs to be used as weft

it takes a long time to spin fine cotton

and I want to weave something special

but WHAT?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2017 3:35 am

    It all adds up to candy for the eyes!


  2. May 2, 2017 8:59 pm

    Do you have enough handspun cotton to weave a top to wear? I’ve always wanted to do that but haven’t gotten around to spinning enough yarn. Those colours would make a great plaid! Oh yes, I want to see the orange towel. The black is pretty cool though.


    • May 2, 2017 10:04 pm

      Louisa – yes, I’m thinking about a cotton Tshirt, but really want to use my favorite black 2 ply silk from The Silk Studio for the warp.


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