Too much fun!

I’m glad there isn’t a tax on “too much fun” because I would owe bunches.  I’ve been following a blog by Rebecca Mezoff about tapestry weaving.  She has posted several tutorial videos on tapestry weaving techniques that helped me get past a color blending block.  Plus she makes beautiful tapestries.  So, I’ve been practicing some of her suggestions on my swatch tapestry piece.Image

I’m trying different “sky” swatches, and I’m not there yet.  I’m going to try carding some blue and white fleece together and spinning that next.

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The Navajo rug is in it’s final phase.  I’m down to 5 inches left and my measurements are right on.  Surprising!  The rest of the weaving will be very very slow.  I can only do 4-5 warp threads at a time and my fingers get sore.  But I do see the finish line.Image

When I was in the last green block, I ran out of the green yarn.  I still had some dried rabbitbrush on hand, and with some rusty water in the pot, I was able to dye just what I needed.ImageImageImage 

More fun has been happening with Dyed in the Wool Fiber Binder Club.  Basicaly Benita has put together a great way to try different fibers for spinning.  Good job, Benita!  Her samples give you more than enough to try knitting and weaving.  I plan to weave a sample tapestry piece with all the fibers and include it in the book.

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Duffy thinks the fun is never complete without a game of “Wubba”.Image

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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2 Responses to Too much fun!

  1. weaverofgrass.blogspot.com says:

    Your weaving is absolutely beautiful Sandy – I love it.

  2. The Navajo rug is superb! I can’t believe you were able to match the green yarn! wow. Glad you are having fun with the FBC!

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