It’s fitting that the title of the most recent post was Sea Change and dated Jan 20, 2018. There have been some changes around here! Most notably, a couple weeks after that post I accepted a full-time position with the Planning Department of a neighboring city. Needless to say, this has had an impact on my weaving schedule!
Nevertheless, things advance. My loom has proven a patient ally as I navigate the limits of my time, energy and attention. It’s a struggle most readers of this blog would be familiar with - the need to meet your commitments, shower your family with love, and find moments that are purely your own. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the years I was able to direct all my energy toward my family and in cultivating the passion I have for fiber, weaving and textile design. I am also thankful for the ambitious warp I had wound onto the loom and for the effort I put into coming into compliance with ASTM standards prior to making this change. What I had originally planned as one double-width project has become two coordinated warps in which is stored hours of joyful weaving and hopefully - for someone - wearing!
Progress is slow but, as with parenting, the little daily motions do add up.
There are three pieces available as wraps from this warp. Two are woven with a gorgeous rose yarn that I dyed in lightly variegated shades of blues and soft turquoise. It has a soft glow and a pleasing thickness in hand.
The silk sea cell weft is a bit more playful, with tones of purples, blues and turquoise. It adds a satisfyingly rippled effect to the finish cloth.
The remainder of the warp was woven in an 8/2 Egyptian cotton weft. It will become some promised throw blankets for my kids and maybe some pillows.
There are three wraps available from the warp:
Rose weft 3.3 meters $412.50
Rose weft 5.2 meters $650
Silk sea cell weft 5.1 meters $637.50
The weft fiber is 60% cotton/40% linen.
If you’re interested in one, feel free to get in touch. I do plan to make the listings live at some point this weekend. But there’s no need to wait on me if you’re eager! I’ve been out of the loop for such a period that I’m not sure what the level of interest will be. If there is a lot of interest, I will do a drawing to be fair!
Here’s a peek at what’s in store on the upper beam. The next chapter of this color story is a transition into a range of kelp-like dark greens. Here’s hoping we see the end to this come to life before the year is up!