Category Archives: dyeing

As Summer Wanes

It’s Labor Day, the first truly chilly morning of the season, and I LOVE it!  There will be a few more days of summer heat before we hit the equinox, but summer is winding down.  I can feel it in … Continue reading

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Round 2, Ready to Weave!

Teacher knows best!! Repeat like a mantra:  Teacher Knows Best, Teacher Knows Best…. Yesterday, after painting the warp, Bob set up a heat lamp over the warp to keep the temperature as close to 70 degrees F as possible for … Continue reading

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Journeys

The word journey has been foremost in my mind for months now…. my father in law’s major journey (his life) has just ended.  He led a beautiful life, and he was as much a father to me as he was … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without some outdoor time, walking in the woods, putting the garden to bed, and (hopefully) having bulbs already planted. This is not the first time I’ve posted photos of these two lovely structures.  There is moss … Continue reading

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Alchemy

It’s that time of year again…..time to head south on Pandora.  But before I go back to living onboard there is SO much I want to do on land! My small guild always has a natural dyeing workshop in October, … Continue reading

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Bucket of Gold

Summer has ended with such glorious days!  Along my daily walk the views seem extra lovely, with dappled light coming through the canopy of tall trees, playing on the thick undergrowth of fern.  The light is getting long so it … Continue reading

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Try This at Home

Well, I have managed to use synthetic dyes completely unsupervised in my own house.  It’s taken me at least 20 years to get up the nerve and confidence to do this.  I know….  there has never been a logical reason … Continue reading

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Mixing Colors

While mixing colors is fun and often quite a revelation, getting the colors  in my mind might take years of practice…..might, actually, never happen.  I did make a rather good burnt orange, but my cool deep red was a disappointment. … Continue reading

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Project Hiatus…

Life, again.  You never know when life is going to take over and make all your plans seem positively ridiculous…..as impermanent as a shadow in fading light. So Bob and I have been at a standstill for the past few … Continue reading

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Putting Inspiration to Use

Today I am working on the warping assignment for my upcoming class at NEWS (New England Weavers’ Seminar).  The class is called “Freedom of Expression,” and it will be taught by Sarah Saulson from Syracuse, NY. Here is the class description … Continue reading

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