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plodding on

March 20, 2019

a small step in the right direction

one yard of linsey-woolsey finished

some of my struggles on the backstrap loom are feeling easier

not very exciting but very satisfying

woven with a rigid heddle sett at 12 epi

the 2 ply handspun linen and wool were perfect

after washing it is much softer than expected

maybe it will go into the indigo vat – the two fibres will take the colour differently

occasionally I do a walking tour downtown, in the city I’ve spent most of my adult life

changes are inevitable but some things stay the same

March 17th – St Patrick’s Day

the piper in Inner Harbour is always entertaining

it was a beautiful day and the streets were crowded

in the background is the Customs House on the corner of the harbour – (taken in 2017)

it is being redeveloped into very expensive condos

one of the city’s requirements was that the facade had to be saved

rather a strange sight

now I have to write an “artisan’s bio” and find a photo to submit work for a guild sale – 😦

I would rather be warping a loom





11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2019 2:36 pm

    ps.. I love that visually simple stretch of fabric. looks so tactile, I want to wrap it round my neck.


    • March 22, 2019 3:03 pm

      Dawn – it is so simple and a little bit wonky but I love it too and I have been wearing it around my neck.


  2. March 22, 2019 2:35 pm

    we’d always rather be warping a loom (or the equivalent 😉)


  3. March 21, 2019 3:51 am

    I hope you wrote the bio really fast and got to warping the loom!


  4. March 20, 2019 11:40 pm

    I’d love to see the results of the indigo bath!


    • March 21, 2019 8:09 am

      Kate – I’ve kept a 30 gallon indigo vat going every summer for several years, just need it to get warmer outside to get it started.


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