Remembering Mondrian

Sometimes when much of life is completely beyond my control I tend to obsess. One way to combat obsessive thoughts is to occupy my brain with complex tasks that don’t allow much room for other activity. That’s what I did for the past several days.

I’ve long wanted to do a different kind of […]

Good enough for gifts

I thought I’d show you what I’m working on today, but realized I never showed you the towels I made. They’re all a Swedish lace pattern. Warp and weft are white cottolin, chambray and cobalt cotton. I needed to make 1 or 2 for a hostess gift. On the cone, the cobalt looked a […]

Silk waves

I used a nice, soft celery color for the first of those waves & corkscrews scarves I wove. Although I didn’t start it with the treadling pattern I’d intended, I just LOVE the color. And the sheen of the silk. Even though green is not my color, this scarf knocks my socks off.

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Treasure pouches, part 2

My goal was to weave the 3 silk scarves in 1 day. HAH! I’m now on day 3 and still have 1 scarf to weave.

One day I spent 4 hours mowing the lawn & wacking the weeds, plus other necessary tasks, so I only got one scarf woven that day.

The next day? […]

Zing Bling

Some months ago I bought some ‘zing string’ — cotton thread with hand-tied beads strung along it. I haven’t had time to use it till now. This is a plain weave scarf, cotton warp, rayon weft, with the zing string adding some bling at random intervals. I wove two scarves with the silver rayon […]