Friday, December 02, 2016

Last Look

Here's scarf #5 under the loom.

This is the one with a dark green weft, but from this angle what shows is the warp color (blue) except where the floats interrupt the areas of plain weave.

There is still some weaving to be done on #6, but the prep for the holidays keeps getting in the way of studio time.

Friday, November 25, 2016


This is for Pat, who asked about the flower image in my last post. Here are 2 photos of the more familiar single hibiscus flower form. All of these are in my father-in-law's garden. The climate here in the Los Angeles area is both warmer in winter and cooler in summer than ours, just a few hours by car north, and many tropical species thrive.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


What am I thankful for?
A loving, caring spouse.
Family and friends.
The fact that turkey is not an endangered species.
The flowering shrubs that  bloom at this time of year!
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Scarf #6

Same old blue warp of 20/2 rayon, and the weft for this final scarf is a bright orange. From the left side, this is what it looks like:

If I step to the right side of the loom, what catches my eye are not the orange weft floats, but the blue warp floats. Iridescence in cloth is all about the magic of light and what it can make the brain believe it sees.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Scarf #5

Currently underway:

Same blue 20/2 rayon warp, dark green weft.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Sneak Preview

I somehow managed to get 4 scarves on the blue 20/2 rayon scarf warp woven, mended, and wet finished by yesterday evening. Today was the final submission deadline for the Central Coast Weavers 10th Annual Sale and Gallery Exhibit. (Please see yesterday's post for details about schedule and location.)

I knew as I wove that the scarves would be at least somewhat iridescent, but only wet finishing including a final hard press will tell the truth.

This is the 4th scarf on the warp:

Hmm. Yeah, that's iridescence. Blue in places that flash to dark gold when the cloth shifts in relation to the light and to the viewer.

This one is accompanied at the event by a red-on-blue, a purple-on-blue, and a green-on-blue version, each with a different treadling, but all with the same color shifting.

Still on the loom is enough warp for 2 more scarves, and yarn on the shelf that are dark green and orange-red. Now I need 2 more treadlings...

See you this weekend!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Central Coast Weavers Annual Sale and Gallery Show

If you're in the area next weekend, please do drop by 9156 Santa Margarita Rd in Atascadero, CA. This is the 10th annual sale, and will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, from 3-7 pm, Saturday, Nov 5, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 10am to 3pm.

I'll be there Friday evening, Saturday midday, and Sunday afternoon.

For more information and a map, see the guild website. BTW, the image near the top of that page, of a blue-green silk scarf draped on a mannequin, is my work; there will be some others of that ilk in the sale, as well as some shawls and table runners. Those in the know come on Friday, before all the best treasures are gone...

This area (the northern part of San Luis Obispo County) is shopping-deprived, so we fiber folk are doing our best to improve the retail economy as much as we can.

Hope to see you there!