Monday, October 18, 2010

Spindling Done

I finished spindle plying this wonderful merino and angora at 1 am this morning. It has a long history from handpainted dyeing to spinning and plying on my Kundert spindle. There is nothing more cherished than personally hand dyed spindle spun yarn. It's off to a hot bath to set the twist and on to the next creative step...... a delicious garment in fingering weight yarn.

Saturday, October 02, 2010


"Textiles are my religion." I can't agree more with Bhakti's quote woven into one of her works. Her presentation at Weavers Guild of RI was fascinating as she recounted her life travels to Guatamala, India and Mexico. She has traversed the world of weaving from the backstrap looms to computerized looms. She is a weaver, artist and author and a specialist in digital jacquard weaving.

She gave us a copy of one of Rumi's poems called The Guest House which addresses the yin and yang of life.