Thursday, April 2, 2009
April Come She Will
The little linen warp is on the old loom, and the first window weave with native Big Bluestem is off. Now I'm back to Finnish paper yarn and rya knots for another in the All My Eggs in One Basket weave-series. Actually, all my "eggs" seem to be in more than one basket now, since it's a series. Still, the idea persists. I have to be careful doing this since it brings on my sensitive elbow.
More than 100 knots of mixed paper and silk ribbon and yarn fibers are tied into each of the largest intersections in this spaced linen weave. This time I have started to unwind some of the tightly twisted paper yarn to be more petal like, and "bloomed." I want this to look like the first days of the crabapple blossoms. Some of the tree closed up, and some of it open. We're still a little way from crabapple blossoms.
For now, it's a short walk down to the spring where the nicest pussy willows are blooming.
Posted by Avalanche Looms / Susan Johnson at 9:49 AM
Labels: handweaving, linen, paper, spring
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Paper and silk ribbon...how lovely, if one could see a whisper, I think it might look quite like that. I presume it is time consuming, but a time of contemplation and rhythm.
this is absolutely beautiful!
How good of you both to say such nice things about this piece.
Pussy willows! my grandparents used to to have them at their house. i love them. your weaving is coming along so well! i love the flowers you're making, they look just like crabapples.
just arrived on your shores- came over to check it out from the dimensional textiles pool and was amply rewarded! adding you to my list of "must visit often"
I'm happy you didn't think it was a waste of your time here! I buzzed over to your blog, and saw your good post on what is the role of the artist--just a little too late at night for me to delve into that
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