But before I go off to my LIST and my PAGES and the CLEANING I like to do on Mondays, I wanted to assemble a collection of pictures from the summer class I took — ‘Considering Weave’ with Jude Hill over at Spirit Cloth. Just as a place to see what I did. How much I learned. These kinds of visual bookmarks make a difference down the road… it is so easy to underestimate or lose track of the volume of threads/cloth that went through the process with me… this will help me remember!
And, by the way, the act of doing this — its value both now and later — is just one of the many, many things learned from Jude.
Planning to order a bead loom so that I can continue without some of the frustrating tension issues caused by wrapping warp around a basket and taping it to the back.
I didn’t get a chance to make any fringe and look forward to trying. Would like to edge some of my Star Maps with it. And, I can’t wait to try some of the more experimental techniques offered this month. Any more meaningful reflections on the class will have to wait. It was a terrifically provocative journey (as usual)… and if other classes I have taken are any indication, the fruits of the learning will keep coming over the next months and seasons.
awesome post … i love seeing your work . it is always inspirational .
Thanks Kathy. It was fun to assemble.
Wow! what a strong body of work!
really? there is more there than I thought, but much of it has the feel of ‘doodling’ to me. [ha! just made a GREAT typo. instead of ‘doodling’ I typed ‘deedling’ — maybe I need to follow up on that …]
good grief dee, you were busy! i really love corn guy, that you made that all woven and such. quite a summer it was for me, still stories to tell.
a lot piled up over time, but I never felt particularly busy. The corn guy has little red shoe laces. Picture doesn’t quite reveal. I’m glad YOU like him because I don’t, really, but he gains b/c of your esteem.
lovely, lovely, lovely and inspiring – as always –
thank you, Saskia — will visit your blog before I take off on Wed.
Arashi blue sky is a wonder … it’s been fun considering weave and I look forward to following your blog to see where you go next.
I want to try that pipe-wrap technique again! with indigo next time….
traveling down the post, my favorite kept changing…the continuing piece, the islands, the knee patch & of course, the words! & love the photo of waves & pincushion.
thanks, Cindy… I think the words will keep spiraling out like you did in your (much larger) cloth…
Beautiful work Dee! It is wonderful to see it all together. The variations and where you went with it. Inspiring!
thanks so much Susan… it was interesting for me, too, to see the efforts compiled like this.
These are stunning. I’m particularly in love with needle-weaving myself. I really like your ‘sunny’ patchwork piece, and I’m blown away by your ‘continuing piece’…. Now I’m inspired to finish some of mine!
thanks, patricia… the continuing piece is a Part Two and was started — oh? — four years ago. I kind of don’t want to remember correctly… but I may actually finish that one by year’s end.
Wow Dee! You sure created a lot of amazing weaving work! I always love your lively colors and bursting of life patterns. This time what struck me is that we can inspire each other…through classes with the ever inspirational Jude…and I really noticed and like the way you’ve joined pieces together…new with old, stitch with weave, cloth with fiber, words with images…It all looks grand!
about inspiring each other — I agree — it is part of what Jude creates — a vessel for that kind of swapping and sharing of ideas.
Hi, Dee. Love how you’ve played in Jude’s weaving class. I especially like the buckling piece–gorgeous! What a productive summer!
Thanks, Nadia… haven’t been to your blog lately. Will head over there this evening. I like that you like the buckling piece! Just like Jude’s affection for the ‘Corn Guy’, it helps me see it differently (i.e. as other than a failed experiment).
very lovely work!! WOW!!! 🙂