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August 26, 2018

tapestry for August – just finished

6 x 8 inches ( 15 x 18 cm.)

linen warp – handspun, natural dyed silk and wool weft

the background at the top was woven in the same diamond shapes as the colours

 where does the inspiration come from??

a small piece woven in January was the start

I take photos of work in progress – the camera sees things the eye misses

my tapestry loom is placed so the feet are under a wicker chair

although the scale is much different when actually working

in the picture the back of the chair appears as part of the design

who am I to argue with fate?

“an empty loom

beckons me

whispering an old mantra

what’s next?

 I wait”

I went back to the book show today

and fell in love with the stitching on this spine

book by Roberta Lavadour

our weather is shifting

the blanket of smoke that settled over most of the province has lifted here

although there are still 454 active fires burning – that is down from over 600

cooler, damper days are on the way

the rose hips are the size of small tomatoes

there are still a few blooms on the hibiscus although the deer are snacking on them

and the bees are busy

guess it is time to get to work and stop sitting in the shade


10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2018 7:41 am

    Tapestry Haiku,
    Small distillations offer
    Joyful gratitude


  2. Judy permalink
    August 28, 2018 6:37 am

    What lovely tapestries! The fires have been bad this year, with smoke covering so many areas. Sometimes it just feels good to slow down and savor the moment, doesn’t it?


  3. August 28, 2018 4:42 am

    Beautiful tapestries, interesting to see the weaving in progress. The book spine is really lovely.


  4. August 28, 2018 3:34 am

    It’s strange–our skies have been very hazy and the weather person says it’s smoke from the wearer fires, having gotten all the way here to upstate New York. Where does the “empty loom” quote come from?


    • August 28, 2018 7:50 am

      Kerry – “they” say they fires are our new normal – humans are destroying the planet. The quote comes from me – the loom is just sitting there staring at me!


  5. August 27, 2018 8:17 am

    As always, you stay so busy! The tapestries and flowers are wonderful to see. And sitting in the shade is a great activity, I think.


    • August 27, 2018 9:28 am

      Hi Aimee – never as busy or as accomplished as you! Have you ever just sat? I discovered it is productive in its own way, I’ve had a rather slow, relaxing summer.


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