Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Weaver's Life

I work better under pressure, or with a deadline, and a very close one at that.

Ben's gone back to work this week and I have nothing on my calendar for two whole weeks. I could have done anything I wanted.

I have two long-awaiting commissions, two galleries that can really use some more pieces, one where I should replace the pieces. A few other learning commitments, like Ali and the Design Merit Certificate. A piece awaiting fringing, three pieces awaiting wet-finishing, and a few I'd like to wash again before I take them to galleries.

Monday I cleaned the inside of the house big time, and I dyed a whole bunch of stuff, wishing to ease myself back into fibery things. (I did my first ever bohmaki pole-wrapping technique and though there is tons to learn there, I do like the shapes this technique creates.)

Tuesday I cleaned the kitchen, cleaned my desk and resorted my piles and put most books back where they belong, started reading a novel, sewed buttons on my Kaz project baby hats for charity.

Around Wednesday things started to get a little fuzzy, but in short, I did not go outside to work in the garden in spite of by-then seven continuous gloriously sunny and mostly calm days, though inside the house was unpleasantly cold inside.

I'm struggling to get back into my "normal" schedule because I realized I don't have a normal schedule; I need a timetable, and some goals, pinned on the wall. I've also been having a crisis in confidence of sorts, which has to do with the Internet, and that's set me back a little; I'll tell you about this when I have some conclusion or resolution.

Anyhoo, today is the eighth gloriously sunny and calm day, and bitterly bitterly cold inside, so we're going outside for a while.

4 comments:

  1. I really like what you're doing with clothes, Meg, doing shibori on them. Gotta try that myself one of these days!

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  2. I'm really enjoying revitalizing my old clothes because they are in pretty sad shapes if I didn't dye them, they'd have to be either given away or discarded.

    I was also looking at your dyed cloth, Connie, and wondering if I would dare cut into them and make embroidered/beaded mini-quilts. I'm not sure at this point just yet...

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  3. What gorgeous little hats! I should try something in the hat line for Abigail - she is not very keen on them and tends to discard them at the earliest opportunity, but I think I'm big enough to live with that :)

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  4. Cally, how about those flowers made of ribbons? You could embroider the stems, and sew on flowers all over? That's what I'm thinking of doing with my next lot - the flowers leftover from the wild tea cosy.

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