Sunday, June 6, 2010

romance ~

texas trailer style…


Yup, swiped the photo…

bear ~

Gave this little bear tapestry to my boss (Connie) who is retiring in 12 days.  She collects Southwestern type bears. So after the workshop with Sarah Swett, I had to weave a little bear for her gift.  I placed it in a narrow framed shadow box which made it impossible to take a photo of it. So below is the bear out of the box.


Over the past year, Connie has been giving me beaded necklaces from her stash ~ amethyst, rose quartz, and the trade beads I used in the tapestry.  The warp was some handspun Navajo I had from a woman down in Skagit County.  The warp was some of Sarah’s handspun, hand dyed wool of spectacular colors ~ all from natural dyes.


Friday, June 4, 2010

wordless workshop ~

Wordless only because I was so stressed out during this fabulous workshop that I really can hardly remember being there.


Above is just a tease showing some of the wonderful handspun, hand dyed weft Sarah Swett brought to Bellingham in May.  She taught a three-day tapestry workshop for the Whatcom Weavers Guild.

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Added this one just for the faces both Sarah and Doreen were making.

teach2teach5teach1And for my workshop mates, the photos below are of the 3 and 4 selvedge techniques Sarah demonstrated.


And for the words, they are back. Mom’s stroke has not left her with any residual slurring of words.  Luckily, we are all doing well now.