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taking stock

January 26, 2021

how time flies!

trying to keep moving forward, finish some projects and start new ones

seems to be the rhythm of my days

and the ongoing tale of a blue bear

teddy was happy to get his head

antique glass eyes, a stitched nose and mouth (difficult to see in the picture)

now he can sing!

and ears- the better to hear you with

he is waiting impatiently for arms so he can hug Arthur – who is supervising the work

and lets me know when he thinks I’ve made a mistake

like the nose which had to be replaced three times

 it is amazing how much character a bear gets from his ears

finished spinning 300 grams of 2 ply textured silk

 before dyeing I have to decide what I’ll use it for

and the tapestry loom is finally warped – using the “fringeless” technique

it has an actual warp and two temporary, supplemental warps which takes me some time to get on the loom

the design is very experimental and may not work but I have a plan B and also plan C if necessary

 and thank goodness it hasn’t snowed – yet!

keeping my fingers crossed but this morning I did my major, once in 2 weeks grocery shopping

just in case


6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2021 12:56 am

    I love Blue Bear- the character is in the face. I agree keeping busy with lots of projects is the way to go at the moment.


    • January 28, 2021 11:08 am

      Cathy – as time just keeps going on it becomes more difficult to think of interesting projects. Seem to have lost my interest in weaving on the floor loom – maybe once it warms up and I don’t have to heat the studio?


  2. claire93 permalink
    January 27, 2021 6:33 am

    bear is looking lovely ^^


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    January 27, 2021 3:48 am

    Your bear is lovely and I know what you mean about getting the face and ears right!


    • January 27, 2021 10:49 am

      Sue – as work goes on I feel more responsible for creating his personality, was surprised at how different the ears could be.

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