Friday, May 29, 2015

New woven items


I wove this cowl with my handspun and 4ply Australian merino.


It's so light, yet so warm!


I love how the colours compliment each other.


And another slouchy rainbow poncho. This one is reversible- this side has a fringe and handmade porcelain button.


And this is the other side.


From the back!


Both items are available now in my Etsy shop.

Meanwhile, I'm already weaving my next project and loving it!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Fickle


I've definitely caught the weaving bug now that the weather is cool and often rainy. The loom is very well dressed these days! 
Sometimes I lament that I seem unable creatively to stick to one thing for long - as the title of this post suggests, I am very fickle! I become obsessed with doing something (weaving right now) for a length of time, and then it's on to the next thing. 


This can have benefits - I do come back to things, they don't get abandoned entirely, unless I really don't enjoy it. I'm fairly multi skilled and most, if not all of those skills can be used together. However, I often think it would be really wonderful if I could keep the focus on just one or two things and really build that skill to a high level. It seems that the need for change and newness are just part of my restless nature.


I'm still taking photos but the photography passion has subsided a little too. Sigh, such a pity. I'll keep going regardless, I still have much to learn and many improvements to make.


The rain brings fresh inspiration and life to the garden. We have lots of plans for renewing the garden.


The mexican orange blossom is so pretty in a vase with it's dark, lush leaves and dainty, sweet flowers.


Plenty of lemons on the tree, but no eggs from the chooks! I just find that when there are lemons around I always want some eggs as well.


The classic and dainty foxglove.

How about you? What's happening in your part of the world? How are you finding the gradual change in seasons? What are you working on? I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Only half way?!


It's a little bit sobering to spend hours on a project and only be half way through. I don't know what I was expecting, but weaving a 3.5 metre in 4ply takes a really long time! Now I really hope the project works out as I envisioned! 
I begin to think that more than one loom is a really super idea, I have more projects I want to get on with! 
Anyway, here is a work in progress shot of the looooong project. 
Hopefully I'll be back before too long to show you the finished project.