Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New tapestry started

Actually I am still working on the design.
This time I started weaving and found very
quickly that I wanted to change . I have learned
to follow such "instincts" - rather than force the
issue. It is the first tapestry in a long time, where
I can weave exactly what I want and I think I got
overwhelmed with all my stored up ideas. I am
hoping to have worked everything out by the end of this week.
In the meantime, this is how far I have got up to now.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An unexpected visitor

I was taking my 15 minutes break from weaving and decided to cut some lavender for drying. When I got to the other side of the shrub, I found this wonderful dragonfly. It waited til I got ready with the camera too. I might have to add that it is very rare to see dragonflys here.
I went back to weaving with joy in my heart!
Weaving update coming next. See you soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Making life easier, - and fun too!

I had put my hand spun silk for this tapestry in a larger container , divided into smaller boxes which I managed to find.
The problem with that was that I had to take the little boxes out and sit them around to find what I wanted. While searching, it
only takes a small movement and one of the small boxes and
all it's content is on the floor. When I finished weaving I had
to put all the boxes back into the larger container and
I didn't like this arrangement at all.

Today I found these boxes in an office supply shop! Glorious!
It was fun to sort the colours and I tried it out this afternoon.
They are 5 separate boxes with 2 flat drawers each which slide
out very easily. In the photo below, I opened all the drawers just to
brag a little about all the wonderful colors and shades
of the silk (grin!). The boxes stack very securely on top of each
other. It works like a charm! Can't wait for my weaving time