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March 6, 2018

it feels so good to finish a project

an entire year of work – safe in a wraparound case

cutting the holes to insert the clasp cords and holders was easy

lucky my chisel was exactly the correct size

then it was just a matter of fitting and gluing them

and covering the inside

there is a double cover that folds inside itself

not perfect but I’m happy

The tapestries were meant to be my monthly project for 2018

they don’t use up much of “the stash”

and they take a considerable amount of time

once a week I visit an elderly Master Weaver in her care home

I try to take something for “show and tell” – this week it was the tiny tapestry ( 5″ X 6.5″)

her first question was “what is it”

then she spent the remainder of my visit thinking about how to make it into something useful

a pocket on a jacket, eyeglass case or book cover

it is very rewarding when she is engaged and thinks about what she once loved so much

now my question is “what’s next”?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2018 5:19 pm

    I like the tapestry too.


    • April 2, 2018 9:50 pm

      thanks Alice – I’m struggling with the tapestry for April. Spending most of my time in the garden.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    March 7, 2018 5:25 pm

    oh, and i like your tapestry.


  3. vdbolyard permalink
    March 7, 2018 5:25 pm

    i’m honored to be a part of your year book project. having typed that i remember sitting at your table with you and bryan lashing the reeds while so jet lagged i couldn’t figure it out! what a year!


  4. March 7, 2018 3:49 am

    What a treasure your 2017 journal has become, on so many levels! And I love that your elderly friend wanted to know “what is it?” That’s the very practical way my mind works, too . . .


    • March 7, 2018 8:13 am

      Kerry – the mind works in mysterious ways, I am happy when she responds, she will always hold weaving and pat and stroke it.


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