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December 9, 2017

this is definitely the final sample warp

I’m twilled out for the time being

two pot holders and dish cloths

yes, I use woven dish cloths and it was time for new ones

the end purpose for the warp was to make covers for the journal

which will soon be finished – yeah!

I use light-weight, double-sided interfacing and mulberry paper

to make a woven sandwich and then glue it to book board

once it has all been carefully turned and glued

it is wrapped in plastic wrap

and placed under a heavy weight ( a big pile of books) for 24 hours

stitching the spine is going to be a challenge!

the first tapestry sample is finished

I’m as thrilled with it as I was, 40 years ago, with my first loom weaving

on to the next sample

using grandmother’s sterling silver pie fork for a beater

for anyone who loves silk – and supporting women in the third world

this video is worth the 28 minutes

“Reviving Silk Road Sericulture – Uzbekistan”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2017 9:32 am

    Your tapestry samples are inspiring! Using handspun yarns for tapestry weft is always a challenge, because they are delightfully non-uniform. Wonderful book cover. Happy Holidays.


    • December 15, 2017 9:55 am

      Alice – I’ve struggled to get my brain thinking in tapestry mode, more difficult than I thought it would be! but, I’m enjoying the challenge. Happy holidays to you and your family, expect you will be enjoying the grandchildren.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    December 11, 2017 3:25 am

    i love this whole post! good luck with the spine. i use an old plated fork for my tapestry weaving.


    • December 11, 2017 8:26 am

      Velma – still have a bit of stitching to go but I’ll be asking myself “what would Velma do” when I stitch the spine.


  3. Louisa permalink
    December 10, 2017 10:04 am

    I use knit or crocheted tawashi (scrubbies) for the dishes instead of a dishcloth. Best use of scratchy old acrylic yarn ever! But your dishcloths are lovely. And your wee tapestry is adorable! How come your silver fork isn’t all black like mine? 😉


    • December 10, 2017 10:56 am

      Louisa – sending a hug across the water – the fork isn’t tarnished because I eat pie with it when I want to feel civilized (so I polish it!)


  4. emilysuzanna permalink
    December 9, 2017 6:35 pm

    Wonderful video! Thank you!


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