Skip to content

works in progress

June 17, 2017

recently I came across a big roll of uncut wool woven for a twice woven rug

I knew it was there

but had been ignoring it

for several years – can’t remember how many!

time to do something – use it or lose it

thank goodness for the big, sharp Henckels scissors

I cut it in sections, over several evenings

rolled it into balls secured with elastic bands

and finally reached the point where each length could be cut off separately

15 balls with 5 more to cut

fuzzy caterpillars

there was a design/plan for this but it seems to have gone missing!

will it be the next project or back in the cupboard?

meanwhile my assistant, Judy and I unpacked all the show entries

that was exciting (yes Sharon, I’m excited)

and in some cases, surprising

photographs don’t always show what you get

the peonies are blooming

a little gardening is a good stress reducer


12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2017 1:06 pm

    Like Christmas, but without the materialism that goes along with “owning stuff”!


    • June 17, 2017 1:30 pm

      Tracy – unfortunately we were working so fast we couldn’t take the time to really enjoy each piece. But – there were a couple things I wouldn’t mind owning. You are right our culture is fixated on “owning stuff” and most of it is just stuff.


  2. June 18, 2017 4:03 am

    Will the work for this show never end?? But it must be sort of fun to see the submissions. I’ve never seen the fuzzy caterpillars of wool before–what is that called?


  3. June 18, 2017 8:17 am

    I made a twice woven rug long ago and it’s currently padding my loom bench. yup, fuzzy caterpillars, aka weaving chenille. It uses up a lot of yarn! Hope you have time to show the next step for those who aren’t familiar with the process.

    What a secret treasure trove in your studio!


    • June 18, 2017 8:47 am

      Louisa – I will show the next step – but you’ll have to be patient. Can’t wait to get back to weaving and dyeing and weeding the garden!


  4. June 19, 2017 8:44 am

    enjoy the peonies.such a short season!


  5. June 23, 2017 6:40 pm

    I am excited too!


  6. June 26, 2017 4:39 pm

    I am so glad to hear it, Jean!! ;D


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: