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staying dry

January 11, 2018

it is sooo wet, grey and gloomy

I feel like crawling into bed and pulling the covers over my head


at least it isn’t snow


the little tapestry for January is finished

first, all the ends have to be stitched in

then cover an art frame with the handwoven fabric

a curved, book binding needle was helpful to stitch it on the canvas

and the star is recognizable!

the weft yarns are all handspun

now I’m experimenting with spinning specifically for tapestry

and the next lot of tea towels are started

impossible to get good colour in this light

a wider border on the other end

and the rain has stopped – at least for a little while



10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2018 9:05 am

    i really like that little tapestry the star is flawless!


    • January 19, 2018 10:17 am

      Neki – I’m having fun with the small tapestries, can’t imagine attempting anything larger.


  2. January 17, 2018 5:43 am

    Wonderful tapestry work. Your skills in this medium are awesome!


    • January 17, 2018 7:59 am

      Alice – I’m struggling and still un-weave as much as I weave, thank goodness they are small. Really enjoy the results and am finding it difficult to put them down, great work in the evenings beside the fire. Hope you are staying warm this crazy winter.


  3. January 12, 2018 5:30 am

    The tapestry looks delightful–so tidy and interesting. And I love the towels–colors and that twill. I’m just a fool for twills! You’ve started the year well!


    • January 12, 2018 9:04 am

      Kerry – thank you. The towels started with a “safe” colour but I’m planning to get a little more adventurous. Twill is always very satisfying.


  4. vdbolyard permalink
    January 12, 2018 3:35 am

    hey, this weaving, the tapestry and towel, are just fine! i really like that tapestry. here the rain and 53 degree january thaw have erased the snow (that’s not in huge piles), but snow/ice is promised for tonight.


    • January 12, 2018 9:06 am

      Velma – I’m trying very hard not to whine about the weather considering what the rest of the world is experiencing. Stay dry and warm and safe.


  5. January 12, 2018 1:47 am

    Love the little tapestry, the star is very good.


    • January 12, 2018 9:09 am

      Debbie – thank you, I’m enjoying the tapestry experience. It feels good to really have to work at learning new skills.


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