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Monday, October 20, 2014

inspiration is hard work

nº6

the more one works, the more inspired one gets. this is nº 5 already finished. it has given me some thoughts about the series; i can see the whole of it now not just the individual pieces.



'nother






next one already on its way. i just hope to get 10 pieces of work from this warp; the mess behind the heddles is mind blowing. hemp is beautiful, but weaves with pain.






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Friday, October 17, 2014

equinoctial splendor ii








riding to sagano  on the scenic autumn  train
have a great weekend




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Thursday, October 16, 2014

my friend blu-tack



if there is an essential that is blu-tack (of a thousand uses) whe i'm running short i tend to get anxious and run to the school supply store( yes, we still have them, no office depot around here) for a refill.

 i am using it  here to hack the spindle of the bobbin winder and adapt it to these silk bobbins which have small orifices.i first tape a useless needle from the knitting machine with gaffer tape and tighten it to the spindle. i have  a good supply of those,  no worries about that :(
i know i could buy a dedicated winder for those bobbins, but do i really need more stuff when i can solve it with a little tack and gaffer tape?





then put some blu-tack  on the needle shaft and push the bobbin towards it making a tight fit. i sometimes even put a bit in the
bobbin hole as it really has to sit put so that it winds correctly.
 you can also use a bamboo skewer if need be.





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