The last few days have been spent preparing the loom to be warped, and getting the first sections wound onto the beam. More winding today. Yay!
Just finished twining the fringe, and photographing the last organic
cotton-linen scarf from the previous warp on my big loom. Here it is –
Spring in the Desert holds myriad inspirations.
I finally received the organic cotton-linen for my new warp. Time to get back to the loom.
As I await my shipment of fibers to arrive so I can re-warp my loom, I am relishing this time to create more adornment. Today I am working with Tibetan Quartz crystals and fossilized dinosaur bone beads.
Scattered bits of rainbow dancing in the morning sun on earthen walls.
A morning delight, the Eastern Sun.
This piece of handwoven Art Yardage was made by me, from thread to fabric,
in my home-studio here in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. It was
woven on a warp of organic cotton-linen with a weft of organic cotton-linen
and cotton. Throughout are tapestry woven rays allowing the colors to
meld and move throughout the piece. At each end are sections of a supple
diamond pattern weave. It is 29 in. (74 cm) wide and 106 in. (2.69
meters) long. It weighs 1 lb 1 oz. (623 grams).
It is available here in my shop –
I finally at the end of my warp and am cutting the final piece off of the loom. This piece will be hemmed, washed and complete by the beginning of next week. 😊
In the little breaks between weaving I am finally getting the chance to
work on some more adornment. In this piece 4 Tibetan quartz crystals (three
at the bottom and one at the back) are joined by Australian Boulder Opals,
Ethiopian opals, Antique Nepali Sharpa beads (yellow/chartreuse seed
beads), Antique French trade beads (chartreuse pony beads) and a Tibetan
Yak bone skull Mala bead at the back. You can check it out here –
There is just enough warp left on my loom for one more piece, getting started on it with a rainbow palette.
Freedom, Justice, Voice, Power. This powerful custom is finally
complete….and I took way too many photos of it.