Winding Down and Gearing Up

Yes, I know — it’s been a loooooonnngggg time since I wrote anything here, which might lead one to suppose that I’ve been sitting around doing nothing, or at best reading good books, perhaps even trashy books.  Actually, my reading usually takes place while I’m eating my spartan lunch, and (truth be told) it’s usually edifying rather than mind-numbing.  Now, with that out of the way . . . .

Much of what I’ve been up to in the way of studio work (there’s been a lot of other stuff going on to get life with a disabled spouse to go better and be less demanding for me) has involved complex projects and design, some of it well outside my comfort and knowledge zone.  That’s a good thing, in my book, but time-consuming and sometimes frustrating — none of which is demonstrable in word or picture.  At the moment, I’m taking a break from the Really Hard Project (of which more soon), and concentrating on something both less difficult and more lively.  Just to give you an idea ~

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That’s the hand dyed 100% bamboo yarn I’m using for this series of four scarves, a series which began with a commission order from a customer.  I’m calling it the Lobelia Series, for reasons which are probably obvious.  And here’s the warp all threaded and nearly ready to wind onto the warp beam at the back of the loom ~

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It’s about ten inches wide, and will finish out at nine inches; length of the “extras” will be approximately 72 inches each.  Complex patterning, deep color, lustrous fibers.  What could be better??!!

Onward into another year, with an interesting, challenging plan of work ahead.

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4 thoughts on “Winding Down and Gearing Up

  1. Hope Pratt

    Wow with the colors!! I would like to have you set aside one of these scarves for me!!!! Will start saving my dollars..just gorgeous!!!

    _____

  2. Okay then. Glad to oblige. Will send pictures when they’re done, and give you first dibs.

  3. Lynne

    Ooh, you naughty one! You know what the sight of virgin, luscious skeins in yummy gorgeous colors does to me – you tease!
    (Absolutely lovely. And I also subscribe to the idea of having an easier project to distract me from a more intense one…gives me somewhere to run and hide when needed. They will be beautiful!)

  4. I love how you’ve made Really Hard Project its own entity with capitalization. I can’t wait to see what it is.

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