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fall meanderings

September 26, 2019

a trip down the garden path

the hardy cyclamen is prolific this year

nature’s weavers are busy – spinning and weaving

with a few repairs necessary

this web fascinated me (click to enlarge)

it seems to have three main “warp” threads running through the center

then an extra length added at the bottom

look at how the “weft” (weaving thread) turns back on itself on the lower piece

finished – this month’s backstrap weaving

it was a problem from the start and was a struggle to the end

two lengths to fit the into the growing blanket – but the longer piece is about 3 inches short!

a very tight twist linen warp – I think it was part of the problem

handspun wool weft and tapestry inserts

even the tapestry was a problem as the plain weave didn’t beat in evenly

it took 3 weeks of playing around and drawing cartoons for the next tapestry

frustrating – I couldn’t decide on a theme – what to weave?

my inspiration had vanished

I started the bottom border just to get going – and then crashed

finally I decided to start at the beginning

grade 1 – and the alphabet

the black lettering, lower right has to come out

un-weaving tapestry is worse than un-weaving an 8 harness floor loom pattern

but at least I’m happy with the general pattern

and this might be the next tapestry, or not

I love the colours and shapes

the hummers are busy fattening up for the winter

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2019 4:30 am

    I love seeing your projects and photos–the hummingbird is a great shot and the spiderwebs are amazing! The tapestry–are you going to the whole alphabet? That ought to keep you out of trouble for awhile!


    • September 27, 2019 8:26 am

      Kerry – no, not brave enough to do the whole alphabet, just A B C and xyz. It would be amazing to do a children’s alphabet with illustrations, I don’t have the skill to do that and it would take a year – or two.


  2. September 26, 2019 6:37 pm

    Lovely autumn musings,


    • September 26, 2019 7:27 pm

      Kjerstin – thanks, I’m still thinking in summer time, soaking up the sun whenever it shines.


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