Thursday, 27 November 2008

Christmas weaving

I have just finished weaving a runner for Tamsin for Xmas . She wanted black with a bit of sparkle soooooooooooooo not having a lot of time I had to use what I had in my stash. I used a 20/2 tencel for the warp and 50/50 wool/silk mix for the weft. I used a little sparkle in the borders just to lift it a little and make it festive. The pattern is a snowflake pattern and despite being black on black shows up quite well so I think I have fulfilled the requirements. It is all wet finished and pressed and hemmed now and ready to wrap and it looks quite nice.

Just going to post a photograph, and then on to planning the next project. Not sure what yet, may give it a break until I get back from the Uk in a couple of weeks time.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Sunshine has returned.

At long last the rain seems to have stopped and it has turned cold and sunny and really lovely. Today we have the huge flocks of starlings around us all joining together for their trip to warmer climes no doubt. The size of the flock and the volume of their singing is quite amazing. I was walking the dogs earlier and seemed to be almost enveloped by the them at one time, it was magic as they soared up and down in the vineyards and then perched in the trees, only to take off a few minutes later and do it all again.

I have just been out and tried to get a few pics of them but they don't really do justice to it all.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

November !!

Gosh here we are in November! Still it has been a wonderful Autumn, with colours on the trees and vines seldom seen. Now it is mostly about raking them up. The weather has been pretty wet wet wet, but luckily not too cold as yet.

Not a lot of news. Have been weaving for Xmas now. The dreaded X word creeping up fast. I have just finished a chenille scarf with a silk warp in a mix of lovely purples and dark pink. The fringe decided not to behave when I wet finished it which is a first, so had to undo that and re twist but I think it is fine now. I have taken a couple of photos.

Now I am just trying to design the right runner for daughter for Xmas and there are more scarves and bits to make so busy busy.