Friday, February 3, 2017

Tulips
















“A table, a chair, a book... a petal falling from the rose...  suddenly speak.” _Virginia Woolf  
Tulips promise Spring.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

The Statue of Liberty
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, to me:
I lift up my lamp beside the golden door."

Friday, January 27, 2017

Madeline














Ms. Tiffany shares this Women's March photo.
Her kitty is Madeline age 14. Tiffany assures us:
"Madeline wants to be on the right side of history."

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Study in Silk and Cotton


































The silk was a gift from a fellow weaver. The color range brought jewel tones to the black cotton warp. Sassy tried a variety of techniques including clasp weft, stripes, embroidery. It proved to be a delightful venture. Thank you Faith for the gift of silk.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Not All Chenille is Equal




















Sassy chose an 8/4 cotton warp to test all the different cones of chenille in her stash as weft.  Of course, she discovered what every knitter and weaver already knows. Different manufacturers depending on their process and whether the yarn is cotton or rayon or a combination of fibers will change the result. It was a fun experiment enabling one to practice a variety of
techniques.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Sea of Pink Hats





















The lovely Ms. Grace models a pink hat knitted by her mother.
Sassy, Jenn, and Grace are all committed to knitting pink
hats for the Women's March on Washington to be held on
the day after inauguration. The goal is 1.7 million hats. We are
late to the party. So, we are sending our hats with a marcher
leaving from Ct.

 Sassy is thrilled for all three generations to knit in common
cause to be part of an effort to promote fairness and respect
for women.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Silk on Silk




















A Noro silk warp and weft woven at 8 ends per inch  was a delight.  The color pallet worked its own charm. With a three yard warp only needs to be twisted into a Mobius