Musings

Orange yarns

Orange yarns

There’s actually been some weaving going on around here! Plus more dyeing. For some reason, I’ve had trouble getting the one right color in the gradation I’m working on. But, finally success. Now if I can just keep up with the weeds that are about to overtake me, like some kind of science fiction movie.

We had our guild meeting Saturday with a very interesting program–bog jackets. I was not prepared to like these pieces, but these are not the bog jackets from the 70s that were everywhere in weaving magazines. I didn’t get a picture of my favorite because the program was so interesting. Do you have any old, maybe not very successful weavings stuck in a closet somewhere? I do. Two words: bog jacket! You can see a few pictures here.

I’ve been thinking about the weaving while weaving. I think I really need to jump out there and do a couple of things that have been floating around in my head. Maybe I’m not doing it because it might not be successful or even possibler and all that time invested has been a waste. Plus, I’m really a rug weaver at heart–do I really want to spend time on something that’s all “art?” But we learn from our mistakes and failures, and sometimes the only thing we learn is that we don’t want to do that again.

Fresh garbanzo beans

Fresh garbanzo beans

cut Jack Fruit
cut Jack Fruit

Jack Fruit

Jack Fruit

And apropos of absolutely nothing, a few pictures from the grocery store. The garbanzo beans are surrounded by a shell around each bean. The jack fruit display even had some cut up fruit to taste.

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