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time in the studio

April 18, 2018

it’s Studio Tour time again

Sat. and Sun. April 21 & 22 – 12 noon – 4:30 pm

everyone welcome – it’s free

17 artist’s studios and a gallery

maps are available at Oak Bay Rec Center

and I’ll have extra in my studio

the tea towels are weaving up quickly

after the pink weft there is a light beige one and then green

my favorite so far – with a lime green border

green with a pink border

me then and me now

the April tapestry is almost finished

technically it has been a challenge

with all the taking out and re-weaving I’ve woven it twice

but – it has been fun renewing my acquaintance with my young self

still spinning silk

after finishing 100 grams of the Eri silk

I changed to Tusser silk, it is a silvery taupe colour

they both come from India

it’s quite surprising how different the texture is

the Eri is a long fibre, smooth and silky

the Tusser fibre is crisp and crinkly and feels a little like wool

the singles were spun on a Turkish drop spindle and then plied on my wheel

now I’m off to clean the studio



6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2018 3:56 am

    The tapestry is amazing. Why are you weaving it sideways, though?


    • April 21, 2018 6:29 pm

      Kerry – well, it is a recognized technique so I needed to try it – and – I couldn’t have done the grass/flowers the other way around and the arms/legs would have also been difficult (too skinny) on the warp sett I had to work with.


  2. April 19, 2018 7:43 pm

    The little Tapestry is lovely and spring-y!


  3. emilysuzanna permalink
    April 18, 2018 7:34 pm

    I wish I could come to the studio tour! The tea towels look splendid. I asked Gilly what her favorite color is, and she says she will think about it, but it seems to be remaining a secret. I would like to order two. (In case I forgot to say that before). The tapestry is lovely!


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