So I've been slacking in my posting. You know what? There are several reasons why.
Here's one. Life's just peachy.
We've been hanging out with my friend, Debi, and friends, on her 'dirt farm' as she calls it. 'Damn near perfect' I call it. This was taken about 2 hours' from her, just at sundown on a western Floridian beach.
And luckily for the weaving world, he's documented every overshot pattern that he's ever woven. The library is extensive. I just hope that someone out there with the necessary archiving skills approaches Marvin and gets this stuff down officially. If there was a website with this stuff on, it would go into meltdown.
For our own projects, we've started sculpting loom weights from clay. Fir cones took our fancy. We've got 40 ready to fire. We'll build a neolithic-style loom to hang in the cathedral of trees on Debi's farm.
And there are three looms to explore no less.
And then there's the dyeing, the spinning, the rug hooking.
And I want to share it with you all, but, you know, it's hard to sit in front of a laptop when the sun is shining, the Thanksgiving cassoulet is bubbling on the firepit, and there are balls to throw for Lil' Bit.
And right now, we're busy in Washington D.C.
Creative Director, and buddy, Gretchen Schermerhorn, gave us a crash course in papermaking.
Including bashing the heck out of gompi bark that we boiled. It makes THE MOST beautiful paper.
But you know me, I wanted to go 3D.
And then a few more....
And a HUGE installation is now in the pipeline. I'll need a space to exhibit, but I'm hoping that opportunity will present itself...