9 lbs 2oz of fiber, 77.1 feet of warp. I measure and weigh all of the pieces that come off my looms, entering them into a spreadsheet so I can see how much I weave and use every year. It’s really just out of curiosity to see year over year the weight and volume of my work.
marigold & cochineal
Look at those mittens. Apparently Bernie is into natural dyes too.
‘’The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know.” I recently finished ‘The Lacuna’ by Barbara Kingsolver and this quote stuck with me. Though our perceptions of ourselves and each other can seem so fixed and true, there are always more nuanced ways to understand things. This story was running through my head as I began this piece.
—-the colors in the photo aren’t quite right and are much more beautiful and subtle in person—-
Naturally dyed colors rolling onto the loom. This piece will be available for sale via random draw soon.
When the bowl I keep the bobbins in matches the weaving perfectly…
I’m pretty happy with my new mannequin. When I got her home I realized she is the same color as this hand-built earth-fired pot I made years ago. I’ve been pondering new ways of photographing my work and this torso will be a part of it. Hopefully it will work out as well as i think it will. I’m hoping to have a few scarves available for sale in the weeks to come….so we shall see.
Yesterday was the perfect day. Climbing in the morning, studio work in the afternoon, with a grand finale of lasagna. Thank you @jessicadgriffin for getting the photo of me moving on the rocks. It was a fantastic and freezing morning.