I really have been working on things these past few weeks….. but for some reason I just haven’t stopped to blog about them.
I wove two shawls, after a dear customer wrote to me and told me that she had lost one of my shawls in a move.
She chose the blue one.
What I love about these shawls, is their texture! I was at a loss for what to use as the weft. Nothing seemed to be fitting with the warps. Then I took a chance with a nice indigo dyed boucle yarn, that I feared would be too fine. They turned out amazingly!! And with this great lofty lightness to them.
I also made my sister-in-law a patchwork eco print silk print cowl for her birthday.
And I made myself a peasant blouse out of some hemp/silk fabric that I had soaked in soy milk last fall, but hadn’t printed yet. So I printed it with what little I had on hand this time of year….. silver dollar eucalyptus and rose leaves. I would’ve liked there to be more color…. but I can always go back and reprint it later in the year when there are more leaves around.
And last, but far from least, I am slowly (REALLY slowly) working on my handwoven top. It has a commercial hemp warp and a hand spun weft, in a simple birdseye weave. After it was woven and washed, I eco printed it.
So far it’s still in it’s stitching together phase…. it’s been sitting there for a couple of weeks, poor thing! I hope to finish stitching today and then will hand wash it and see where I’m going next.
And that catches me all up. At least with what I can share at the moment.