Saturday, January 18, 2014
linen on the line
There has been some tape weaving happening. I used the Double Hole Rigid Heddle Tape Loom and wove a plain weave, so I only warped one row of holes.
Last night, January's Full Wolf Moon had a frosty halo around it. The snow it predicted, happened overnight and early this morning.
My handspun/handwoven linen tapes had been set to hang on the clothesline early in the evening..and they caught the moonlight that danced and glittered over the frozen warp and weft.
I finished one tape early last week, and it had been hanging out there for a few days before the second was complete.
If you look close, you can see that one tape is already lighter than the other. I will leave them on the line for a few days. They will soften with help from the freeze and thaw of the tempertures, and they will lighten with help from the sun and the moon.
Other projects are in the works, there are clay beads for spindles gathering together in a bowl. I'm inspired by the small weights-the small clay bead shapes-and the colorful shafts that I see on the Ancient Chancay Spindles.
I won't show you the fresh white snow that falling outside the window, rather, this bold red Amryllis that blooms inside the window!