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July 24, 2018

slowing down it the heat

seems like I’ve been weaving this forever

at least I’m happy with the finished piece

the warp is all cotton, natural dyes

weft is mainly handspun silk/bamboo blend

 borders are woven with the warp cotton in the same blended colour pattern

the borders are different on each end – I like asymmetrical patterns

it is difficult to photograph

the advancing twill threading does something funny to the eyes and the camera lens

tapestry for July is finished

“Homeward Bound”

I re-wove the circle 3 times and still didn’t get it right

it is a disappointment

need to practise weaving circles

yellow yarrow going out in the sun to solar dye

I left some in the garden for the bees and butterflies

California tree poppies are loving the heat


4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2018 12:10 pm

    oh, but that is so beautiful. vdbolyard is bang on to use the word exquisite. I bet it feels as gorgeously soft and light as it looks too. Thank you for sharing.


    • July 26, 2018 1:07 pm

      Dawn – thank you, as the weft is a silk/bamboo blend it is a little bit crisp (like linen) but I wove it for summer use. It is light and soft and I’m happy with it.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    July 25, 2018 2:47 am

    I love how you keep pushing out of your comfort zone, with the tapestries and you show us what you’ve been up to-your mast is a nifty solution to a huge problem. and that shawl/throw is exquisite, really.


    • July 25, 2018 7:36 am

      Velma – thank you, I’m finding the tapestry a far greater challenge than I expected, just keep hoping the light will dawn! 16 harnesses are much easier.


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