A quick post before we get ready for a family celebration on the other side of the GTA. These are a few of my favorite work and home things that I am grateful for, today.
With much elbow grease and time, I used linen warp yarn to sew velcro strips across the top of my Christmas gift kilim. Such a warm addition to the studio! It’s just behind my Mighty Wolf loom. Tomorrow, I have my 4th weaving class in the fall term.
A new commission has jumped off the wheel (Watson, Martha) and onto my needles. It’s for someone special, and is making me ridiculously happy.
Clearing a bunch of singles. Each was once a sample that came from a fibre event or with a spindle. As a bonus, I got to practice the Andean plying trick while reliving good times.
Mahatma Gandhi was absolutely correct. You do want to spin cotton each day.
I feel that the spinning wheel has all the virtues needed to make one’s life truthful, pure and peaceful and fill it with the spirit of service. I, therefore, beg of you all to give half an hour’s labour daily in the form of spinning.
Speech to students, Dinajpur, May 21, 1925
This is my start of the 4th round of singles for my CVM wool project. I use the Louet flick card for each lock before charging the Schacht cotton hand cards. The waste for 5 rolags is in the container on the left.
In this round, I am retiring the Tabachek top whorl spindles, and have introduced my now cleared Andina low whorls. My hope is that using 4 low whorl spindles will even out the spinning phase.
I am blessed to be able to make visits to stores like WEBS, and to know that a Moosie and her tulipwood shaft are making their way to our home as we speak. This article bounced out of my Twitter feed, today. Reading reminds me again that each of these unwaged activities has as much value as my previous waged work. As boneheaded as this lifestyle strikes many in my sphere of reference, I have tremendous support from my family unit.