Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rainbow Shawl is Done!

Well...I had fun with this one for sure!  It is almost ready
to go...just have to tie the little knots on the ends
of the fringe... more to weave...hope Kori likes
this one...and back to designing packages
for the triangle loom.  More on my class

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rainbow Shawl Continuing...

Done with the weaving on the first shawl...there is one more to go.
Cut the first one away from the rest of the warp.

Pulling the shawl off the front where it was rolled up.

The shawl is now washed, dried, the fringe is trimmed
and I just have to put tiny knots in the fringe yarns
so they don't ravel and sew on the label.
Kori, if you are reading this I will photograph
Sunday and send them to you!

Meanwhile I'm preparing for my triangle class
tomorrow all day...baking, cleaning, setting up...
hoping no one is terribly allergic to my kitties...
rearranging the kitchen to fit the stands.
And of course have to go for a ride
on Django!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rainbow Shawl/Scarf

I am in love with all this color and texture!  My customer says
she is "drunk with color!"  What a way to go!

Threading the heddles


Sleying the reed.


Tying on the front rod.


Beginning to weave!

Crazy weather the past two days on the farm!
Squalls coming through then bright sun,
then more rain and rainbows!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Kori's Shawl Warp

Warp is done!  It is lovely, amazing, colorful using
lots and lots of my hand-dyed yarns...Plus
many of the yarns have a little sheen.

I tied it up, took it off, and wound it on the loom.

Here it is all ready for threading!  Really excited about this one! All those
bumps and whirls and tufts!

Then I just have to figure out what I want to weave with...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Kori's Shawl are the beginnings.  But these pictures give a false sense of being very blue and pink because the yarns are squished together obliterating some of the other colors.  And it will be tempered somewhat by whatever I decide to weave with.  And if I decide when I am warping that I don't like as much of one color as I originally thought, I will just throw some off the back of the loom. No problem.  And if Kori decides that this isn't at all what was in her head I will just list it on Etsy and make another.  So new beginnings.

This is about 5 inches wide

and 6 yards long

Going for 20 inches but not there yet.

Had to stop for the night...and the weekend is pretty booked but I might be able to start getting this on the loom the beginning of next week.  

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kori's Shawl/Scarf

Just beginning to pull yarns for a commissioned piece...a shawl/scarf...My customer wants vibrant, rainbow of colors, wide like 20 inches or so...

I don't know what I'm doing yet.  I just pulled everything that appealed to me and dumped it into a couple of totes.  I will know more when I start to make the warp.  I think I'll make two shawls...about 6 yards total and maybe 20 inches wide...about 350 threads...hmmm...I love beginnings...

And of course here are the boys this morning.  Django in the foreground, Ronan in the middle, and Dakota last.  This is totally their pecking order as well.

On a sadder note, my barn kitty, Mieux, went missing two days ago.  I have loved her for 14 years...and can't tell you how much I miss her little presence.  I walked all around the farm calling in case I could hear her hurt and needing me but nothing.  Nothing on the road, food still in her dish...Losing companions is such a painful process. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tiny Dancers

I have a lovely art show on Saturday in the park in Canton, NY.  I do this show every year.  It is a small, artsy show/sale and held on Parent's Weekend for St. Lawrence University (which helps for sales!).  I have been a slug all summer with weaving, I admit.  And Noah helped me with photographing some of my stuff but off came the tags and I also redesigned my business card (also with Noah's help)...sooooo retagging every single piece is quite possibly the most boring job ever...sooooo instead I have been playing with poppy seed head dolls.  I think they are adorable and fun.  They can be used as puppets though they are a little fragile.  I wrapped the stems with wire and covered them with florist tape.  Tied on some string for hands and cut shapes for clothes!

The good news is that I like them and they are fun...the bad news is that I still have to tag all my other items...sigh.

"Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand"

OK I'm off to do some "real" work now...