Friday, January 20, 2017

Studio time..



Lots of gray dreary days make for good working time in the studio.

This little guy has been keeping me company too.


I like to grab a cup of coffee, turn on the twinkle lights, and
watch the sun come up.


Chipping away on the master weaving homework.

Thinking I've managed the gradient weaving assignment...
at least I hope so!

(..come on lucky number 13..)


We are keeping a journal of our weaving progress.
It was really fun to go through past photos and see what inspires me.

Looking at everything side-by-side made me realize how much everyday
life seeps into my subconscious.

It made me chuckle when walking in the woods I came upon
the colors of yarn I had just ordered for the next exercise..


..wet pine and birch barks.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Last days of Autumn..

 It is no secret Autumn is my favorite time to year.
Pretty much soaked up all I could.


Lots of hikes and time in the woods.


Backyard mushrooms..


..knitted mushrooms in the backyard.


Hint of snow on the trails and a bit of color still hanging on..


magic.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Moon Dust




My favorite knit wear designer asked me to pre-knit
one of her new patterns back in October.


'Moon Dust' by Janina Kallio is a lovely shawl.


I've been having computer issues and just realized this post
never published.


Better late than never!
Be sure to check out all of Janina Kallio's beautiful patterns
on Ravelry.  'Moon Dust' was such a lovely knit ~ I can't
wait to make another!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Master Weaving

At the beginning of October a friend and I traveled to 
Yadkinville, NC to take the Master Weaving Level 1
class offered by Olds College of Alberta Canada.


This is the first time they have offered the class in the United States so 
I jumped at the chance.

Am I "master weaver"?......Not by a long shot.

Do I want to learn the weaving process from the beginning
and continue to build and grow as a weaver?....

YES!


Our hosts at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room were amazing.
It was an intense week of concentrated learning 
and it was wonderful.


I am seriously excited to attack the homework assignments.
It is fun to have a path and a purpose.


"The journey is as important as the destination."
~ Deborah Chandler ~

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Botanica




'Botanica' on the trail this morning.

Soaking up the beautiful autumn weather.

Up to my elbows dyeing 
in preparation for the upcoming
Penn's Colony Festival.

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Carving space..



Creating a little weaving space in the attic.

When we were building the house, I carried my 
sleeping bag up multiple ladders to sleep up here.

The roof was on, but the ends of the attic were open.  It was magical 
sleeping in the trees.

Well, until my candle holder exploded like a shot in the
middle of the night!

I've always love this space..

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Building a coverlet..


Top photo taken by Karen Parsons

The volunteers at The Depreciation Lands Museum hand spun the five
pounds of yarn in the top photo.

This yarn is to be hand woven into a coverlet for the cabin
on the property.

Yesterday Marilyn and I dyed all the yarns
in Indigo.

They turned out beautifully!

There are so many hands building this coverlet.
Can't wait to see it on the loom!

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