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May 31, 2017

after three days of hot, sunny weather

we are back to cool and wet

“The President” clematis is blooming

more irises

and the scent of lavender fills the damp air

I seem to have an obvious colour preference in the garden

the tea towels are hemmed

it was fun to change the weft and see the colours develop

but that is all the studio work I’ve been able to get to

in the evenings I’ve started the book pages for June

I’m not sure where it is going from here  – but time will tell

in my spare time I’m trying to wind this cotton into balls

so the cone can be used for display

not sure I’m going to make it

the conference starts on June 28

it is going to be a crazy month

I did manage to get to my favorite  pottery show

and purchased one small sake/tea cup

by Sophia Kim

she has developed a glaze that looks like birch bark

I couldn’t resist

now it is back to conference “stuff”



10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2017 5:38 am

    i’m trying my hand with clems,which i love,here. they won’t fry as they did in barcelona. lovely,lovely cotton.


    • June 12, 2017 7:24 am

      Neki – always fun to try something new. The cotton is very nice, I wound a couple skeins to try dyeing in the indigo once I have time.


  2. emilysuzanna permalink
    June 4, 2017 8:59 pm

    Hi Jean, apologies! I haven’t followed through on my tea towel requests, or wishes, if a few are still available. In the photo above, I like the two on the left, the purple on and the black one. I also like the new one you started in the next post, but can only get two. I hope it is not too late!


    • June 4, 2017 9:36 pm

      Suzanne – I’ll save the purple and black ones for you and we can discuss them on email. The next post isn’t tea towels unless you are really going wild – it is 3/4 silk.


  3. June 1, 2017 4:19 am

    This conference work never ends! I’m glad you have your quiet time in the evening to work on the book and your pretty garden, for some serenity!


    • June 1, 2017 6:49 am

      Kerry – the conference seems to have taken over my life but there is only a month to go -gasp!


  4. Kristin permalink
    May 31, 2017 3:55 pm

    Your garden is beautiful as always! I hope you won’t be completely burned out when the conference finally starts :). I have a question: When I signed up and purchased Bryan’s class, I was out of town and so my husband did the registration/payment. But he accidentally signed me up as a guild member, which I am not. He must have been thinking about the Tucson guild. So I need to pay that extra amount. Do you know who I may contact in order to set it straight? Thanks!


    • May 31, 2017 4:07 pm

      Kristin – I’m surprised he was able to do that as the form gives a dropdown list of affiliated guilds and doesn’t let you proceed unless you click on one of them. Maybe Tucson is an affiliate – I can’t check it right now. I will ask someone and let you know.


  5. Lis permalink
    May 31, 2017 3:42 pm

    Love your irises and that tea cup is fabulous.


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