Saturday, May 14, 2016


There is no doubt in my mind that weaving is a *skill that can take
a lifetime to learn.

Volunteering to weave for a demonstration is a good way to make 
an *effort in learning.

All I can say is .. good thing I started the sample early!

This hand dyed warp:
Shrunk, plumped, was mis-measured,
beamed twice, and turned into Gumby stretchy on the loom.

While the yarn is soft, it has made me
.. "GRITTY"..

I just started reading a book called:

'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance'
by Angela Duckworth

She defines 'grit' as the combination of perseverance and passion.

For now I'll just keep on weaving.

With all the extra yardage from a measuring error, I'm going 
to be here for a while...but I won't be gritting my teeth..

*skill x *effort = achievement

: )


Monday, May 9, 2016

Getting lost..

Five dreamy days unplugged,
in a cabin,
and listening to the rain.

The solitude fuels my soul.

Pink Lily-of-the-Valley and the 'Wildheart' shawl.
The madder dyed yarn reminds me of the
damp pine needle hiking trails along the creek.

Dyeing up a few samples of Fustic, a tropical hardwood natural dye.
Lovely soft, clear yellows.
Soft peach after a dip in a exhausted madder root bath.