Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays



Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah etc.

We are having a very white Christmas with lots of snow sparkling on the trees and ground and just now the sun has finally broken through the high overcast.

Doug and I will be going to my mom's for dinner later today but in the meantime I am looking forward to weaving on the blue/grey tea towel warp. The next warp is so pretty I'm anxious to get it into the loom to see how it looks woven up.

And yes, that is a pirn on my mantel - it's been modified to make a dandy candle snuffer. The hanging behind the tree is 2/8 cotton woven in Bronson Lace pick up. The motif is a butterfly. Hard to see, I know - it looks better hung in a window but I don't have an appropriate window in which to display it so we put it against the brick chimney.

Currently reading The Widow's Revenge by James D. Doss

3 comments:

Sharon Schulze said...
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Sharon Schulze said...

I can vouch that the butterfly is gorgeous. In fact I was just thinking of it the other day as I get ready for my year of learning even more about weaving and improving my skills, quality, and general wonderfulness as a producer of lovely and functional woven things. I was thinking "I wonder if I could figure out how to do something like that all by myself..." That's how lovely it is - it's still sticking with me and inspiring me months later!

Laura said...

Hi Sharon,

If you have CD Weaver, the instructions for picking up Bronson Lace are on there. In two versions - one the article I wrote for Heddle magazine, the other in the Workshop in a Box - Bronson Lace.

Cheers,
Laura