Welcoming 2014!

On a morning where the outside temp was -29 F. (actual temp on my lakeside porch), Char declared it was too cold to work in her woodshop, but she would bring an overhead fluorescent light fixture in from over the dye table), and hang it over my drawloom.  I expect she heard me muttering about my old eyes and trying to see the fine threads.  What a blessing this has been, and tomorrow I’ll be looking for four new fixtures for the studio.  At long last, let there be light!

Drawloom with light fixture overhead, Dec. 31, 2013
Fluorescent light fixture hung over drawloom, a blessing to older eyes!

They say you should start the new year doing things you want to do throughout the year, so I did.  I wove more on the woven shibori,…

Sleying reed on the drawloom. (#1)
Sleying reed on the drawloom. (#1)

then moved to the drawloom to make progress on sleying the 15 dent reed with 16/2 cotton.  5/4/4 in the reed.

Making progress.
Making progress.
Another view.
Another view.
16/2 Bockens cotton threaded through long-eye (seine twine) heddles.
16/2 Bockens cotton threaded through long-eye (seine twine) heddles.

I am looking forward to an exciting year of continuing woven shibori and indigo dyeing, hopefully beginning to dye with colors, some Norwegian weaving, and much more.   Happy New Year, and may we all have wonderfully creative years ahead!

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