Mint, merino and a railroad spike.

While visiting some friends I harvested a pile of mint that was overtaking the garden. Into the pot I put an iron railroad spike as mordant. โ€ฆ.and oooh this pot smelled yummy.

Choke cherries!

What a bounty there is, bushes by the river, along roadsides and skirting fields are heavily laden with the deep purple fruits. I sure wish I were able to can up some jams right now, but a little dye pot and syrup for vanilla ice cream will do.

Preparing for adventure

…constructing all the pieces. Yesterday I sewed up a sil-nylon cover for my little loom to protect it from the elements. Iโ€™m so excited to be able to weave on the road again, in all of my favorite wild places.

Softness

I love the softness of this piece that is coming to be.

Handwoven Skirt

Hereโ€™s a little something different from the last batch of weavings, a custom wrap skirt for a friend made from 100% handwoven fabric. It was designed to be worn over @bohemianfolkclothing leggings and pants.

New Scheme

In pondering the colors for my next piece I felt drawn to the natural white of the raw silk and some soft and simple color gradations. This piece will be available via random draw for a chance to purchase once it is finished.

Sweet Lemons

I think this may be my second favorite of the bunch, Sweet Lemons. The weft is raw silk and it is made of the last piece on my 2020 warp, knotted together with the first piece on my 2021 warp. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ’›

Cochineal and Black Walnuts

This one is my favorite of the bunch, but Iโ€™m just a sucker for Cochineal dyed raw silk. See all about each scarves, and choose from them here: https://jeannieortiz.com/february-etherial-scarves/

Beginnings

It is still hard for me to believe that ten years ago I was living out of a home-built camper, creating my first warps on a loom, beginning to sell my creations on Etsy and HOPING with all my might that when I got to somewhere with internet that someone would have bought something. I… Continue reading Beginnings