Banes and Blessings

Woven shibori in progress.
Woven shibori in progress.

The weaving of “woven shibori” continues in the studio.  A couple sample pieces are off the loom and waiting to be indigo dyed, and now it is back to weaving scarves on the few yards of warp left.  Meanwhile, I am reviving the indigo vats, and have them covered and sitting near the woodrange to keep them warm.

Weaving on a very cold winter day.
Weaving on a very cold winter day.

Here in far northern WI, we’ve been having subzero temps during the day and down to -34 F. (with windchills down to -50) at night.  The studio has been cool but I’ve gotten a bit of weaving time in.

In addition to the extremely cold temps, I’ve been experiencing vertigo, nine days now, keeping me feeling very unsteady and unwell.  I’m more than ready for this to clear up!

Char installing lights in the studio!
Char installing lights in the studio!

On a day too cold to work out in her woodshop, Char installed two new fluorescent light fixtures in my studio, one over the Glimakra Standard, one over the Single Unit Drawloom. What a blessing this is now!  Thank you, Char!

Glimakra Standard with new light fixture!
Glimakra Standard with new light fixture!
Single unit drawloom with new light fixture overhead!
Single unit drawloom with new light fixture overhead!

The new lights are making weaving and threading so much easier!

Evening, waiting for the weaver to return.
Evening, waiting for the weaver to return.

There is much weaving to be done before summer and autumn.

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