showing the hem and towel body
Over the years I have discovered that I am very much affected by the seasons - probably have a low grade SAD condition. February was always the worst month for me and I assumed the ancients knew what they were about when they made it the shortest one!
The past 10 or 12 years our climate has changed. Instead of the mostly cold days with clear brilliant skies we seem to be having more and more grey overcast and dreadfully dreary weather. As the days get shorter and the sunlight less and less, I find myself drawn more and more to the brighter more spring like colours. Perhaps that is why I'm enjoying working with the variegated cottons so much - most of the colourways are quite light and cheerful. Even the darker ones are still pleasant.
I wound up designing four different colourways using this especially spring like variegated. I've just sent off the instructions for how I choose the colours to Handwoven along with this photo showing how it looks on the loom. Now to wait and see if it is something they want for the May/June issue. :)
Whether they want it or not, I have several days ahead of me with these lovely spring colours. And that is A Good Thing to be doing while waiting for the winter solstice and longer days to come.