Friday, July 18, 2014

attempting...... grow without killing it!
my attempt at growing cotton continues: the picture shows 3 types. from front to back is ojito pueblo(a white), s. fox (brown) and tall tines(brown). the fourth pot was an unidentified white found growing on the side of the road.  It never sprouted. I think I planted it too deep.
the first flower is just starting to open on the ojito. I also tried to get a picture of the resident prey mantis. I used to have several that showed up every year and live in my vintage wisteria. But drought and age killed the plant, tho several seeds and runners have emerged.  This year the mantis is in the cotton....yaaa!!!! less need for me to pick pests by hand.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

hello! I have been busy, these first pictures are of some handtowels that I wove for an exchange. They are woven of 8/2 cotton in a turned twill/satin threading.

 Most where woven with 3 colors on black, brown and natural. Two where woven with 6. I like the 3 colored ones better, but sent them all, but one that had too many skips and misses.

My loom in the corner of the living room: a 12 harness LeClerc Nilart. HUGE!!!!!

And finally: a month in the waiting. An Eco Print on Silk: blood oranges. STinky! but fun. still needs a wash and a press,