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Posted in Dyeing, handmade, Shawl, Silk, Spain - Barcelona, Weaving, wool, tagged cherry blossoms, color, colour, honeysuckle, pink, sakura, silk, spring, Weaving, woven on April 24, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Life seems to pass in a whirl these days – without any Walnut on top (for those of you who know UK chocolates, you know what I mean).
It’s just been busy, family visiting (still here), work, finding schools, taking Hannah to the park – and then when there is that precious hour after dinner in the evening, all I want to do is crash in front of the TV. Some little part of my brain keeps screaming “GET UP! – this is burning less calories than SLEEPING and is WAY LESS productive!”…but the part of my brain that is the majority shareholder after 9pm is not interested in how many calories I’m burning, nor productivity nor anything else that would make a valuable contribution to society. It’s interested in lying on the sofa with the remote control.
I have been weaving though – inspired by spring – and the 2 wedding we’ve been invited to in June and July in England and Wales respectively – (the expense of which I won’t think about as I just start to tremble) – and also by the overwhelming sense of deep PINK that has been coming through the air (eh, sorry – Honeysuckle).
So, I got my dye pots out, my pixeloom fired up, and I got to work.
I worked on a random warp, with the idea of weaving 2 scarves – which I’ve done. Both have come out longer than I’d calculated as I forgot to account for the fact that the warp yarns had already shrunk due to the dyeing process – yea, I know – ARSE – but anyway, they are looking quite good. Lots of cherry blossom / spring time / sakura / honeysuckle flavours going on. And at least one of them will go with my Boden jacket and dress for the wedding(s).