Friday, June 15, 2018

The Red Thread

Sassy has been studying the red thread myth.

Weavers from different cultures add a red thread to their art
to free their creativity to seek new challenges. A red thread
seeks an answering spirit or assumes a spiritual affirmation.

The red thread  myth inspires weaving innovation, a spiritual
dimension to a work.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Zen Weaving

This weaving sample was adapted from a shawl pattern
titled "Zen Weaving" with the tag: it has the appearance
of Japanese printed paper. How enticing.

The warp is 8/2 Tencel in gray and ecru at 15 ends to the inch.
It's design is a combination of DLDDL with a light panel
between borders. As one can see it is a 5 thread repeat and
then treadles in the same manner.

Sassy bit the bullet and wound a 5 thread thread warp repeat.
Oh my! Such bravery. On the plus side: it wound readily, it
beamed beautifully, and hemstitching was a breeze with 5 thread

The threading was a straight draw twill. So, of course, the threading
required that Sassy have her wits about her. A five thread repeat on
a four thread threading  kept her on her toes.

The two shuttle weaving is fairly friendly. No daydreaming allowed.

Friday, May 18, 2018

To The Fair

Sassy and the knitted birds are going to the Saugerties Library Fair.
Jenn and the cranes are going to Saugerties Library Fair. Come one,
come all and party with us. 'Tis a nice way to kick off the holiday
weekend. Pray for a nice day. It is rain or shine.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Belated Mother's Day Post

A robin was on our deck yesterday carrying straw.
 It seems that she is nesting in the neighborhood.
A friend sent me the photos. The nest is to be found
 in the yard of our next door neighbor's house.
I might sneak over for a peek.

Friday, May 4, 2018

"Wage Peace"

Sassy has been reading "Waging Peace" by Judith Hill.

Wage peace... remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, and clean rivers. Sassy added daffodils to the list.

Wage peace with me.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A Flame Red Geranium

I read this quote today: In my own worst season I've come 
back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself 
to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a 
flame red geranium...until I learned to be in love with my 
life again.
*Barbara Kingslover

Geraniums always speak memory of my mother. She would
tell the story that her mother would take her four young
children on Sundays after mass to put geraniums on their
father's grave.

My geranium is a survivor. It blooms and blooms.
It was not deterred by winter drafts or lack of sun.
It is definitely a glorious thing.

Monday, April 9, 2018

"Never Too Busy to Chat"

"Seeing how many miles you have to go,
I set up a little stall on your route.

I serve a nice cup of tea, and I am never
too busy to chat."

Do come for tea.