Old projects, new projects

I haven’t posted much about my weaving lately.  Don’t despair, I’ve been tackling UFO’s, working on a new tapestry design and STILL weaving on the Navajo rug.  I’m getting close to the top of the rug, and I really don’t want to hurry at this point and mess it up.  Image

My next tapestry will feature mountain lions.  I’m still in the planning phase.  I draw the cartoon full size, try out some yarn colors, make more changes.  I’m not satisfied with the background.  The border doesn’t work either.  But I’ve got plenty of time to get it just the way I am seeing it in my mind.

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 I took this piece off the rigid heddle loom.  This was made from thrums (loom waste) and will be a decorative panel on a tote bag.Image  

My next rigid heddle loom project is the recycle sari silk I received from Basically Benita.  I using silk warp and  the sari silk for the weft.

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I finished my knitted hat.  The weather has been too warm to wear it, oh well.  Image

I made another project bag for one of the Yarn Babes.  She gave me pre-quilted fabric bought at a yard sale for $1.00.  I think it looks good.

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And I’m knitting a scarf from yarn my mom gave me for Christmas.  Image

Whew!

See ya,

Sandy

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About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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5 Responses to Old projects, new projects

  1. Cindy in Fl says:

    Beautiful projects going on…congratulations on the Yarno game!!!

  2. Roxie Matthews says:

    The weaving is coming along splendidly. Remember to make one mistake so you don’t start to think you are as good as Spider Woman.

    The mountain lions need different background, don’t you think? They should be on mountainous rocks, not meadow-like grass.

    • My Navajo weaving has enough mistakes that Spider Woman would just shake her head. And I’m going to include a spirit line. Yes, I agree, the mountain lions need to be on rocks. I’ve drawn it out again and will try a different background. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Benita says:

    I love it that you used your thrums for a project. I tell my weaving students to never throw away your thrums and give them several examples why. Your bag panel is going to be another reason.

    I love your Navajo rug. Are you going to use it as a rug or wall hanging?

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