Last night. Before a freeze. Probably not, I thought. And it did.
This morning, still in bed. My old spinning wheel. Backdropped by photo by son. I mostly use a drop spindle. It has been a while.
Looking up at the cloth hanging on the wall above me, a new perspective of the unfinished.
This morning, checking the cold frame. After speaking with my boy. Who seems really keen on helping me build a loom to weave carpets on. After suddenly, in a dream, realizing I'd better get on it if I want to do it.
Yesterday, cobbling scrap in an unlikely color combination. Then considering unlikely... which might simply be new .
For fun because I will most likely stitch on Alphabet Soup today.
a carpet loom, that sounds awesome
caught a glimpse on telly the other day ’bout weaving Harris tweed, very cool
First glance i thought its one piece made out of three pieces stitched together in three different possibilities.
Thoughts are often like that.
Love this one…I am about ready to go back to my field note blanket…spin, dye, knit. 🙂
that one has a rhythm I love
“Better get on with it, if I want to do it!” I just had this very thought yesterday when booking my next dental hygienist appt…it will almost be on my 71st birthday… 😮
Oh ha, that stuff too!
the overdyeing with simple resist shapes is dreamy. i think it’s exciting when we mess up, because it creates possibilities that weren’t there before. perhaps what we seek can only be found through a series of what we once perceived as “mistakes”. the boy’s outdoor loom will be a treat. can hardly wait!
I guess you saw part of a loose note there, I found it on the back of a piece of cardboard I almost used to start a fire. It says what if? That moment you mess up, what if it simply means the moment has passed, and it’s time to move on to the next one. Not sure when I wrote that.
there is nothing better than sitting at the l oom]
about as good as anything can be!!!
go for it!
look forward to seeing what you do.
maybe this is the kick in the pants I need to dig mine out and warp it up.
as the Navajo say~
no-one can resist a warped loom
And I even love the warping. I love all of it.
“getting on with it”
Yes, something I have to sometimes push myself to do, too many ideas to mull over…
Love the thoughts here, the images…
Weaver of Dreams, you are. 🌌🌠💖
just accepting the fact that i am all over the place…
Wonderful to see what you have done with those”unlikely combinations”….they all flow wonderfully …making unlikely look natural.
I suppose unlikely could just be unexpected and then you are in it and it is likely.
Just curious…is the house fabric Indian fabric? It looks like borders that one sees on fabric here.
I think it is Indian cotton, it was a scrap that was part of a quilt fragment I found in a thrift shop.
Such pretty photos. simply delighted with each one.
I love taking pictures…
I think we’ve all been the in one way oy another. 19 degrees here this am. 4 degrees predicted for Thanksgiving am. Yes. Wool! I’ve collected wool for years, now thought collecting. Reminiscent of child hood days sleeping under wool quilts at grannys so heavy you could barely move, but warm. Very nice posts.
Wool is very special. The warmth. .
What is to you an unlikely color combination made my heart jump with joy
But that’s the thing! Getting outside yourself for a moment…
Unlikely might simply be New! Love this concept! Gives permission! I feel so lucky when my children help build things! Go for it!
Yeah, building together is a great way to extend a relationship. it simply expresses a special kind of joy in going.
Such a lovely peacefulness in the evening photo..as you say, a calm in the distance.
breathing room maybe
Can’t wait to see what you weave!
gosh I love weaving, at the core of my cloth love really and thought catching which is a kind of weaving too, thinking.
There’s so much in this post, Jude. “Realizing I’d better get on it if I want to do it” – yes, that’s it exactly, isn’t it (for me, too!). And then “Considering unlikely… which might simply be new” – yes, again – that’s it exactly.
I seriously think it is better to just try than to sit here thinking about it.
Wool is a world. Way of life for many up here. I don’t spin but want to learn. I’d love to see how you weave a carpet!
i Made a few flatweave kilim style carpets and one small pile carpet for a cat, ha! I simply cannot wait to get back to it. If I were younger I would consider sheep.
I’m intrigued by your wheel. I’ve never come across one that has the wheel on the spinner’s left.
I found it years ago in a thrift shop. They gave it to me, not knowing what to do with it. Said it was a child’s wheel, but I have no idea. very small.
Carpets?! Wow! That’d be cool. I’m teaching myself gelli mono printing right now. It’s not going so well. When you wove before, did you ever make carpets?
Yes, small, I want to make at least one big one. Maybe I can. Wool, I want to work with wool. spin it, dye it, weave it. I need to clear a path. Wander down it…
That would be wanderful, Jude.
Wanderfu,l like that a lot.