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end of the month

February 27, 2019

time flies when you’re having (fun) – getting older!

when time and opportunities are slipping away never to return

so much to experience, so much to learn

and on that note, I’ve decided that back strap weaving is taking too much of that precious time

the month started with a new rigid heddle – 12 epi

definitely not my favorite tool

and a colour and weave warp

the white is 2/8 cotton and coloured is 4/8 cotton

what was I thinking – “keep it simple” would have been more appropriate

and after some not very happy weaving ended with this

I’m not keen on producing rather ugly, useless scraps

but I have learned something

and a nice surprise is that it didn’t bother my back like I thought it might

a least the tea towels started in early Dec. are finally finished

they were intended to be companions to the red towels woven in the same 8 harness advancing twill

Christmas-y – just a couple of months late

with the floor loom naked, again I’ve developed a bad case of shifu-itis

what to weave with this precious yarn?

different weights, papers and colours

taking my time to come up with a plan

happy to say good-bye to a cold and snowy February


8 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    February 28, 2019 4:15 pm

    shifuitis, i get that!


  2. emilysuzanna permalink
    February 28, 2019 7:23 am

    Now that I’ve resolved the issue of how to comment again, I’d love to purchase a green tea towel. Are any of the red ones left? They are all beautiful.


    • February 28, 2019 8:14 am

      Suzanne – so happy our comment problem is resolved. there are still red towels, I’ll send you a picture.


  3. February 28, 2019 4:09 am

    So, is that the end of backstrap weaving? You gave it the old college try and I have to agree that, with the limited time we have, we should do things we love. The towels are really fun to look at–I love the waves of color.


    • February 28, 2019 8:17 am

      Kerry – think I’ll struggle on with the back strap for awhile but not a new project every month. Maybe I’ll feel happier with more practice. I like the combination of the advancing twill and the colour progression but it takes much longer to wind the warp.


  4. February 27, 2019 3:35 pm

    I agree, goodbye February! In Quimperland I am sewing Hitty Kimono for celebrating Sakura when it finally arrives!


    • February 27, 2019 3:38 pm

      Kjerstin – can’t wait to see that kimono – and you can have a party under the blossoms.


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