Monday, April 5, 2010

Flowery May

That time of the year again, when white cherry blossoms hang conspicuously,  here and there, on the hills,  among gray trunks of a leafless woods. Here I am,  back to my old barn loom, with a spaced linen warp of unbleached and half-bleach.  I'm weaving and rya-knotting  Finnish  paper yarn, and cut silk rags into flowery pieces to hang.   I'm still looking around for my plastic painting tarp to unweave for rya knots.

7 comments:

Hilary said...

I love them.....makes me want to experiment.
You are an inspiration.

Velma said...

oh. lovely. a new take on an old theme (the silk) is wonderful.

Gjeani said...

I love these flowers, I wish I could find that paperyarn somewhere in my neighbourhood , there is a big weaversmarket on june 30 in Hoorn, I want to go there buy yarn and hope to find this paperyarn too.

Joanne said...

Susan, these are pretty close to my favorite of all the beautiful things that you weave.

Susan said...

Thanks! Plainweave,rya, linen, paper, silk (possibly plastic) well, it's nothing new under the sun, but fun to weave! Giny, I hope you can find it. I would love to see a Dutch weaversmarket. (More than a tulip field). Put a picture on your blog! It's hard to get paper yarn in the US. I had to order mine from the mill in Finland.

sosser said...

i'm crazy about these papery flowers you weave. it makes me happy just to look at them :)

Susan said...

Thank you. Weaving paper weaves like this in the spring is starting to seem like planting out onions for me