Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Weaving summer linen scarfs is one way to beat the heat, if I can't be floating on my back in a lake somewhere in Minnesota or Finland. I've been fascinated with this picture of an antique dutch darning sampler from 1850, handstitched on linen, with darning stitches that mimic woven patterns. Isn't that Rosepath? When darning a woven design, the repair would be imperceptible. The colors and design in this sampler look so modern. My rosepath scarf, woven over several days, is certainly not fast weaving, but like a story, unfolds in its own time. In this heat, there is no rush.
Another hand carved spoon set from the Little Old Lady spoon carver of Ely includes, left to right, lilac, black locust, and cherry spoons.