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.