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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yesterday's Post Was Lame

I know. Sorry. Anyway, here are my latest two:

Lava Sun and Shadow Handwoven Scarf

Yes, I seem to like that wind-blown effect.
I am now working in royal purple cotton for some loosely woven scarves for spring. Actually, I am on my third of five in all purple, but I'm thinking that the next will have a greenish teal weft. I played around with it a little and didn't like the results at first. But colors in weaving have a way of taking me by surprise, in a wonderful way. We'll see.
Getting tired of winter. See ya soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Still Here . . .

February is moving along fast. I'm working on spring scarves and playing my guitar.

Let's see how much I get done . . .

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Silent Movie

Here is a scarf that is new to my Etsy store, but not newly handwoven.

The warp is silk, wool, and a metallic blend yarn. The weft is mohair. I wove this a few years ago (maybe three?) and it was living at Swift Waters in Willimantic. It's beautiful and classic and the silk and mohair have a sheen naturally found in those fibers. The metallic blend yarn gives the scarf a little sparkle an interest but is not overpowering. The yarn is handpainted and very high quality.
The mohair gives the scarf a lovely, slight halo (little fibers fluffing out) but it might be a little scartching for wearing directly around some necks (mine included). I have to be honest because I wouldn't want someone to buy this, then have it irritate them. Some people aren't bothered by the mohair, though. Either way, this would look beautiful draped around the coat collar of a gray, tan, or black coat.

I have to take more pictures of another scarf today (we are getting more snow on Wednesday) so I will be posting another new scarf in the store later!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Say Hello to My New Friend

It's beautiful. I love it. It's an Ibanez, acoustic/electric.

I'm posting this for my mom to see - for everyone else, too, of course, but she's very happy. I played a long, long time ago, when I was about 10 or 12, so this isn't exactly a random, out-of-the-blue thing. I just decided to pick it up again and start all over again. I basically forgot nearly everything I ever learned.

I have a photo shoot to do today, mail out an order, work out at lunch (tired from the game last night - good game!), working on my next set of spring scarves, and practicing!