Already 65 degrees. They say today will break a record. And the second day in a row, Red Flag (fire alert). In the Hudson Valley here in New York.
The avocado pits have been soaking for months, water from the stream, a bit of soda ash. Like blood. I will try to dye soon. I gathered a few loose puzzle pieces. For an Extended Nine patch. We are ready for a very warm April Day.
Cloth Weaving, so close to my heart, is a big part of my weaving journey. So many of you in the community have been ragmates since way back then. I want to continue from the Cloth to Cloth class which is now listed under the free and open section on this site if you are not familiar, and add more of the journey here from the Advanced workshop since it relates to makeshift loom weaving. Since we are talking about looms. I am paving the way for this approach to expand. Things have been brewing for a while now in the quiet of my mind.
Weaving Cloth Strips
This is an excerpt from advanced cloth to cloth, 21st Century rags/ Contemporary Woven Boro, which is no longer offered in the shop and has a lot of unlisted material that I would like to review as I reconsider weave...
Cloth weaving really pleases me as a crossover between weaving and sewing.
And cloth weaving can be easy on old eyes and hands.
Yesterday, while tidying the garden place, I picked up the pile of old loose ties from last season and washed them. Tea Tree Oil Soap because it smells great and seems to work on mildew.
They are less musty and dry now. Some of them I will use again. Some of them, no longer strong enough after sun and weather wear, might be used for weaving.
I did stay outside in the garden all day. And the day before. I was aching, but I remembered Dad saying the best thing for sore muscles is to do it again. And again. While you can,
I feel better. So off I go again, before the heat sets in.
Gosh it feels good to be free again.