Thursday, December 30, 2010

december snow




the driveway is still only passable via 4WD...and we don't have one...so we're in for the duration...


december moon


foggy night for the solstice...hence no eclipse viewing...but did manage to see the full moon earlier in the evening

Saturday, November 6, 2010

most recent project, finished

underside of the stole i finished for pastor r...in time for Advent...pattern is a miniture honesuckle and has a star of bethlehem in the center...ground yarn is 8/2 blue cotton and pattern yarn is 5/2 mercerized blue cotton...very nice!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween (from the red devil leaf)

Monday, October 25, 2010

max patch bald

on the trail up the bald to the top


magnificent view at the top; can you see the moon?

another breath-taking view...we weren't the only ones enjoying the view and the day either...


red devil leaf!




Thursday, October 7, 2010

give-a-way winner congrats to...

...emeraldspiritstalker! will send out the placemats and besom as soon as i get yer info...and welcome to new reader's from mrs b's halloween give-a-ways!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

mrs b's give-a-way vcr placemats

set of four placemats measuring approximately 19"x14.5"
woven of 100% cotton and (tah-dah) VCR tape (!)

fringe approximately 1"
fetching orange and ivory stripes
lovely for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving



Friday, October 1, 2010

my give-a-way

my give-a-way is still not...finished, but will hopefully be done soon!

besom by my friend, j"monkey"m


handmade besom by my friend j"monkey"m...for mrs b's 31 days of halloween give-a-way...woot

Saturday, September 25, 2010

mrs b's give-a-way WIP update


two views of the WIP for mrs b's 31 days of halloween give-a-way...woot.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WIP

two placemats woven with taiten shibori before being pulled/scrunched

the work-in-progress (WIP) i'm sharing today is called woven shibori. above are two placemats that have been woven in taiten shibori, which means the resist threads (the orange ones) were spaced a set number of picks apart in a plain weave shed.

one placemat that has already been pulled/scrunched and is ready for dyeing

the theory behind this is that by pulling and scrunching before going into a dye bath, the dye will not penetrate every place on the cloth, hence the orange threads being known as resist threads (helping areas of the woven cloth resist the dye).


previously woven and dyed small samples

the above picture gives a taste at how the process of taiten shibori weaving and dyeing may look when it's done. these are previous samples as the above pictured placemats are NOT done. notice, if one clicks to enlarge the picture, that the places where the orange resist threads were are now 'holey,' giving a lace effect. my hope is to dye the placemats in either indigo (woot) or black walnut (not so woot but still extremely plentiful and basically free from the trees in the yard).





Sunday, September 12, 2010

spruce

"don't sit under the big spruce tree with anyone else but me..."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

mrs b's give-away-gift WIP

here are the colors for the warp for mrs b's give-away-gift that i'm sponsoring for her 31 days of halloween 2010 as you can see i ran out of my orange and had to use some ivory to help get the total number of threads across (300 total)

here's the already sleyed threads going through the front of my (10 dent) reed (double sleyed)

and here are the threads from the back of the reed waiting to be threaded in a pattern to go into the heddles


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

previous weaves

purple scarf for a friend

baby blanket for a friend's second grandson


pastor m's pentacost stole (not shown are the little bells hanging from the fringe)


pentacost cross drape, along with the church altar decked out for pentacost




Monday, September 6, 2010

the new big loom

the new loom from the back


the new loom from the front
new loom: ~45 inches of weaving space. nearly twice the baby wolf. it's a norwood and does not have the front or warp beams attatched, yet. needs to be moved to its official space first. woot.

vcr placemats






vcr placemats. sorry so wrinkly; they don't iron well at all ;-)
notice my furry grey helper in the last photo at the top.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

woot! my laptop is back!


thanks to the amazing computing powers of two very wonderful friends, i'm back online with my laptop! sooo, here's a picture of pastor m wearing his Advent stole. the warp is an 8/2navy cotton and the pattern weft is white slub cotton in the star of bethlehem pattern. the ground weft is a 4/4 royal blue cotton.



and here is a close-up of the pattern:




Sunday, January 10, 2010

new posts and pictures coming soon

new posts and pictures will be arriving soon, i promise! in december the hard drive on my laptop crashed and my (very old) car stopped running (all within a week of each other). that doesn't mean i've not been weaving and i have several orders to finish before february begins. so i'll take pictures and post about each as time (and J's computer and my camera) allows!