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Reborn in Fire: Phoenix Rising

Reborn in Fire: Phoenix Rising is the first in a series of pieces examining death and rebirth through the reborn phoenix.

The Celtic Braid Cape

My Celtic Braid Cape, inspired by a year spent working in an unheated garage! I wanted a luscious, yummy fabric to keep me warm on cold winter days. (Published in Handwoven, Jan/Feb 2013.)

Autumn Splendor

For this project, I envisioned a long coat with autumn leaves “falling” over a background that also shaded through autumn colors. The swooping curves and leaf patterning evoke an autumn sunset.

Kodachrome Coat

Kodachrome was my response to the Handwoven Garment Challenge issued in early 2011. A fiesta of color, it was also my response to spending a year weaving and sewing an all-white wedding dress!

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Studio floor plans

My left arm is healing up well, but it’s been rather sore post-surgery, so I’ve been messing around on the computer, putting the final polish on the book proposal and working on studio floor plans. After a couple iterations, here are the two combinations I’m contemplating (each square of the grid is one foot):

studio floor plan #1

studio floor plan #1

studio floor plan #2

studio floor plan #2

Of the two, I like #2 better as it allows for much more storage space, and keeps the back of both looms facing towards the door of the garage, meaning that if I need more space behind each loom I can always open the garage door. The only problem with this arrangement is that the space between looms is quite tight – only 18 inches except on the side aisle, where there is a 2′ gap. That will be awkward if we wind up needing to move large items through – they’ll have to go around the house instead of through the garage. It will also be awkward if I need to do maintenance on the TC-2 from the narrower aisle. (I am leaning towards purchasing a TC-2, in case you hadn’t guessed, but the footprint for an AVL Jacq3G isn’t really all that different.)

The 2′ corridor to the left has to be left open, as the washer/dryer and the water heater are on the left wall. They are not part of the diagram, as I did not consider that usable space, but access to both needs to be preserved.

It is a relief to note that both looms will fit. I was worried that they might not. In floor plan #2, there is even enough space for us to continue to store a bunch of stuff in the garage, which will allow Mike more space for woodworking in the yet-to-be-designed shed.

In other news, I have now threaded 420 threads of the warp. That means I’m exactly 15% done. At this rate, assuming the arm heals up soon, I should be weaving by the end of August. Woo hoo!

Oops! Tigress has brought over a paper pirn and is insisting that I play fetch with her. Must go entertain my hyperactive furry playmate. After that, of course, there will be breakfast, which (in this house) sometimes looks like this:

Tigress contemplating my breakfast

Tigress plotting how to steal my breakfast

At least she’s keeping me on my toes!

Randomly Selected Work

    This shawl is network drafted on 16 shafts, and was woven on my Leclerc Diana. I love the color of the weft! deep gold is one of my favorite colors, and I carefully dyed the weft to bring up the gold in the silk as well.
    For this project, I envisioned a long coat with autumn leaves “falling” over a background that also shaded through autumn colors. The swooping curves and leaf patterning evoke an autumn sunset.
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