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end of the month

October 27, 2018

what would I be doing with my time if I wasn’t doing … this

spinning a commercial colour blend of Merino/silk

I’ve used this blend before and really like the soft, subtle colours

can’t wait to see what it looks like in tapestry weaving

another small tapestry underway

this time using thrums for the weft

the background is a wool colour blend I dyed and spun a couple of years ago

will the random changes in colour look too busy?

putting together scraps for another boro cushion

hundreds of small stitches before it is finished

more tea towels to weave during the Studio Tour November 3-4

8 harness advancing twill – again

guess I could rake leaves or do some cleaning!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. randi j winters permalink
    November 10, 2018 9:09 am

    I wondered if when you stitch your boro cushions, do you machine stitch all the pieces down or does the handstitching hold the piece together as well? I love your boro cushions, I think I will try one too but wondered about keeping the pieces together. thanks for your inspiring blog!


    • November 10, 2018 10:59 am

      Randi – when I stitch any boro, including quilts I don’t use any machine stitching. Boro was born out of dire necessity, (no sewing machines and probably no electricity) I choose to honor and respect those woman and not turn it into another western artsy craftsy hobby. There is always a thin cotton rag backing that the pieces are stitched onto and if the stitches are small and close together it will hold together. The original pieces did fall apart with use and more patches were added.


      • randi j winters permalink
        November 10, 2018 12:11 pm

        I really like that you respect the tradition and the women who did boro, thanks for sharing that. I would also like to try it in the traditional way


      • November 10, 2018 1:39 pm

        Randi – the running stitches are the same as Indian kantha stitches, it creates a new fabric with a texture almost like needle felting the layers together. Let me know how you do, I’m working on a second pillow.


  2. October 29, 2018 3:30 am

    Leaves? Housework? When you could weave?? Easy choice!


  3. vdbolyard permalink
    October 28, 2018 5:27 am

    love the visual play your weft yarn creates. wow!


  4. October 28, 2018 1:45 am

    the chores always call, don’t they!!


  5. October 27, 2018 4:44 pm

    Or drink a cup of tea…


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