Whisps of clouds obscuring the etherial stars of night.
Selectively dyeing some handwoven merino fabric (that will become a vest) with Cochineal.
Feeling very excited about the weaving I got done today. Oh ya, by the way, this yardage will be available for auction when it is finished.
Playing with a more monochromatic weft….(raw silk)
The Fiber Show opening went beautifully, thanks to all of you who were able to come out for it!!!!
I forgot to post this one before…all 6 ½ pounds of naturally dyed Merino blanket, just after being pulled off the loom.
I am a bit obsessed with felted fringe at the moment.
More views of the Nomad’s Blanket, because there are new colors, shapes and textures beneath each fold.
A Nomad’s Blanket. Woven in dreams. Dyed from the earth. A long cold winter is riding tails of the next cloud, it peeks over the horizon. A Tibetan Nomad’s blanket, raw, tightly woven, moth eaten, pulling apart at the seams and full of grass bits is the inspiration from which my seed grew. Woven of pure Merino wool fibers that were all dyed with natural materials, and in panels to mirror those made with backstrap looms. (a chart of all the dye samples is in the gift shop). The natural dyes used are: Sandalwood, Black Walnuts, Indigo, Daffodils, Mulberry fruit, Yellow Onion skins, Sage brush, Silver Sage, Sequoia tree moss, local tree moss, black beans, Pecan shucks, Blanket flower, Hopi Black Sunflower seeds, red chili, Madder, Coffee, Fustic and Cochineal.