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May 18, 2019

May’s backstrap challenge is finished – it was lovely to weave outside

there was more take-up than planned, finished length is only 53.5 cm. or 21 inches

and it took how long to weave?!  – but the edges are good

it would have been easier and much quicker on a band /inkle loom or even the floor loom

but it is learning something new that counts – right?

then there is the Muga silk – 105 grams or 3.5 oz.

2 ply fine

what a relief to finish – I thought I was developing arthritis in my right shoulder

within 24 hours of finishing the pain was gone – a warning!

the boro kimono is progressing slowly

it is challenging to weave rags

while weaving I’m thinking about what’s next

love the classical elegance of my Mother’s Day calla lily – maybe?

the garden has been calling – an unusual Spring, it seems like everything is blooming at once

irises are some of my favorite

they remind of of the acres of iris gardens in Japan

the colours are gorgeous

nature’s patterns are incredible

and the rhododendrons are shouting “look at me”

old bushes are over 7 feet high

look carefully at the patterns on individual blossoms

every year I wait for this azalea to bloom, aptly named Mount St. Helens

fire and hot lava

nature’s creations are so spectacular it is difficult to attempt my own designs

I’m going to sit in the sun and bask in the beauty

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2019 9:09 am

    Thanks for sharing your projects and lovely garden photos with us. It’s always fun to see both, and be inspired.


  2. May 20, 2019 3:07 am

    I do think learning something new is what really motivates you! And you have really stuck with the backstop weaving–and it’s paying off. I’m still waiting for my irises and most of the rest of the flowers but bloom they will.


    • May 20, 2019 10:14 am

      Kerry – I love this time of year, each new flowering is a new discovery – I learn something new in the garden every day. The seasons here on the “wet coast” are much milder than yours


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    May 19, 2019 4:04 am

    You have so much patience! Enjoy the flowers and the sun – they make such a difference.


  4. Nanette permalink
    May 18, 2019 8:19 pm

    The boro style kimono is stunning. I love all your gorgeous flowers, such intense colours!


  5. May 18, 2019 5:48 pm

    Sitting and basking sounds appropriate. You’ll absorb some of Nature’s creativity by osmosis. That calla is sensational. I’d love to see an interpretation of that.


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