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the wheels are spinning

September 23, 2017

weaving is progressing slowly

finally, the first scarf is finished

the inlay took a lo-o-ong time

weaving scrap weft yarn in for the fringe

meanwhile, spinning the weft for the second scarf

handspun silk plied with a very fine reeled silk

and more paper spinning

a full sheet (25″ x 36.5″ or 63.5cm x 92cm) of kiraku kozo cut and ready for spinning

sumi ink and many “secret messages”

it is always fun to see how the messages appear in the woven weft

experimenting with a 2 ply paper thread

going to try using it to weave a miniature basket

too many small projects on the go



6 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    October 1, 2017 9:03 am

    do not, i repeat, do not let them come inside! they do, however, adapt to house living, and apparently are good companions. not my kinda critter indoors. we had a guy in my home town who had a bunch of them inside, they were sort of like a bunch of happy cats.


    • October 1, 2017 10:06 am

      Velma – there are 3 little ones so-o cute, but as adults they are destructive monsters. And they smell bad!


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    September 28, 2017 5:06 am

    i came over here and there are three new posts since i was here last! oh, you are a wonderfully busy woman, and your basket is sweet. i like your finishing solution which strikes me as very japanese. i did spot my favorite basketry book “up there” too. question: when do you sleep, woman???


    • September 28, 2017 8:49 am

      Velma – that little basket took a ridiculous amount of time but it gave me some great ideas to work on, I kept thinking of Amiee’s ducks. I like to sleep – mother racoon and her babies kept me awake last night, I think they want in for the winter!


  3. September 23, 2017 10:24 pm

    A miniature basket!!!??? Some of your very small fans would like to see the result!


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